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  • Saturday
    14th November 2020
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    - John Blek onstage at 8pm

John Blek (Cork)

Saturday 14th November 2020

 

Live and Socially distant show

White Memorial Theatre

Clonmel

Clonmel World Music is delighted to present one of the best songwriters on the Irish live music scene, John Blek , touring to promote his new album 

Born in the North Co. Cork hinterland John Blek is an Irish troubadour in the truest sense of the word. Dedicating himself to his craft and the development of his own new tradition whilst remaining true to those who have gone before him.
With a voice that can go from an intimate whisper to a room rumbling roar Blek can steal an audience away. He claims to be a lifelong journeyman but is an incredible fingerstyle guitarist and a master storyteller.
His song Salt in the Water was nominated for “International Folk Song of the Year” at Folk Alliance International 2018 Awards and his current record Thistle & Thorn reached number 1 in the Independent Irish album charts.
John has an unrelenting will to create and travel with his music. He has released 5 albums in 5 years to much critical acclaim and tours extensively in Europe, UK and Ireland all year round
John Blek is much loved for his enthralling live show full of humour, pathos and his impassioned musical delivery. A master storyteller and a stunning fingerstyle guitar player. A must see act for 2020 and a true artist.
After the fires of love, lust, life and revolution have burned out the embers are all that remain. The Embers, the new album from John Blek consists of 9 visceral songs.
Reflections and memories from a time after the affair.
Released on 7th February 2020, The Embers is the fifth solo long player from Cork’s John Blek. This time it was recorded in its entirety at Wavefield Recordings, Clonakilty with Brian Casey Producing/Engineering and musical contributions from Mick Flannery, Matthew Berrill (Ensemble Eriu) and Davie Ryan (Notify, Atlantic Arc Orchestra)

PRESS QUOTES

“A lovely sounding thing” – Roddy Hart, BBC

“A force of nature” – The Irish Times

“a master of subtlety in realms of folk-informed pop.” – The Thin Air

“His talent is shining brighter with every album.” – John Creedon, RTÉ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doors at 7.30pm

John Blek onstage 8pm sharp