David Connor in Concert: 29th December 2021

 

David Connor

in Concert

Wednesday, 29th December 2021

Doors: 7.00pm | Show: 8.00pm

 

Claremorris man David Connor will perform his very first headline show in the Theatre on Wednesday, 29th December 2021. David grew up listening to Irish and American Country music, MidWest Radio was a staple in the Connor household, as David says himself; “I was reared on Country”.

Drawing influences from Liam Reilly (Bagatelle), John Fogarty (Creedance Clearwater Revival) and Garth Brooks to name a few, David has always liked songs with good stories and great vocals.

David and his band “Southern Revival” have performed at many gigs and events around the West of Ireland. He has performed with a variety of artists including Finbar Furey, the Keane Family and Eunice Moran.

In August 2020, David shot to number 1 in the Irish iTunes Country charts, beating off competition from none other than Taylor Swift, with his catchy song: “You Couldn’t Have Come At A Better Time”. Written by Luka Bloom; “You Couldn’t Have Come At A Better Time” is a lively tune based on the air of the Kesh Jig. The song combines both the Folk and the Trad genres. Once David heard the song he felt it had the potential to crossover to the Country music genre too.

As one of the stars of the 2021 series of TG4’s long-running hit show, Glór Tíre, David made it all the way to the Grand Final, impressing judges and fans alike along the way with his calm, assured, and stylish performances.  All three judges; Jo NíChéide, Caitriona O’ Sullivan, and John Creedon, remarked upon the fabulous progress he made during the course of his journey to the final under the mentorship of Michael English, one of Irish country’s great gentlemen, songwriters, and entertainers.

From a man who had never been in front of TV cameras in week-one (and, as he has admitted himself, had all the signs of the nerves and shyness to show for it), David had – by the time he was among the last two standing – transformed into an entertainer who effortlessly gave the impression that appearing on national television had been his way of life for years. And that, by any measure, is no small achievement in a matter of just weeks.

But like all noteworthy journeys, it began with just one step. And the journey that would eventually lead to David surveying the summit of the iTunes Irish Country chart began when he stepped onto our stage here at Claremorris Town Hall Theatre for a Youth Variety Show back in 2005.

We knew David had something special back then and we couldn’t be prouder of what he has achieved to date, this is only the beginning.

 

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