Following his previous sellout show in Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens this summer, Villagers’ Conor O’Brien has added a second date to his December show in Cork’s Cypress Avenue.
The Irish multi-instrumentalist has gone from strength to strength since his 2010 debut “Becoming a Jackal”. As well as being the recipient of two Ivor Novello Awards, O’Brien is also a previous winner of Ireland’s Choice Music Prize. His music was included in the soundtrack for HBO’s “Big Little Lies” second season, as well as the artist providing the vocals for one of the shows most talked-about scenes:
His current release “The Art of Pretending To Swim” builds on O’Brien’s unmatched songwriting skills, described by Irish Times critic Eamonn Sweeney as “sonically and thematically […] O’Brien’s most fully realised album yet.” The collection of songs grapples with the fears and hopes born from a technology-centred dystopian age, carefully balanced with O’Brien’s characteristically soulful melodies. The live experience is not to be missed.