Damien Dempsey brings his The Great Irish Songbook Tour to a close at Town Hall, Birmingham, performing much-loved songs from The Pogues and The Dubliners alongside other well-known ballads.
Seventeen years into an astounding career, don’t miss one of Ireland’s most revered singers bringing a new spin to Irish classics.
Dempsey rose to fame in 1997 when his first single Dublin Town caught the attention of Sinead O’Connor, who he later collaborated and toured with. Dempsey’s original folk has garnered him many Meteor awards such as Best Folk/Traditional Act and Best Irish Country/Roots Artist. The singer songwriter released his seventh studio album Soulsun in May, which features guest vocals from Dido and fellow Dubliner Imelda May.
His themes of perseverance and not allowing oneself to be consumed by negativity are consistent in his songwriting, making his shows an uplifting and captivating experience. Dempsey’s positive outlook and enchanting performances earn him praise and admiration from across the board.
Dempsey is no stranger to covers, having released covers only album The Rocky Road in 2008, which includes a version of The Pogues A Rainy Night in Soho alongside other well-known ballads.