The Island Sessions Bringing Mundy to Town

Mundy is coming to Castleisland on August 19th in the second of The Island Sessions.
Relaxing after the inaugural ‘Island Session’ at Browne’s Bar in Castleisland on June 6th, were: Yvonne Daly, Mick Flannery, Jeffrey Martin, Kate McSweeney, Nial and Peter Browne. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Night one of the Island Sessions featured singers songwriters, Jeffrey Martin and Mick Flannery, both of whom mesmerised the crowd with fantastic performances.

By: Kate McSweeney

Browne’s Bar proved itself to be an ideal venue for this sort of gig with great acoustics and a real intimate feel where the connection between the audience and artist was almost palpable.

Mundy Up Next

Next up to play the Island Sessions will be the renowned Irish singer and musician Mundy! He will take to the Browne’s Bar stage on Sunday August 19th at 7.30pm. Mundy will be supported on the night by Tralee based Scenes.

There are only a few tickets left which are available at this link:

About the Artist

Irish singer/songwriter Mundy is one of a number of artists to successfully make the transition from street busking in Dublin to international stardom during the ’90s. Mundy’s mainly acoustic, folk-based pop/rock has been compared to Damien Rice and Josh Ritter; however, his style is more upbeat and celebratory than either, and his jangle pop influence and tendency to experiment with unconventional sonic textures and beats further distinguishes him/.

Epic Records

Mundy signed with Sony subsidiary Epic Records, and released his debut single, To You I Bestow shortly before his album Jelly Legs was released in 1996. To You I Bestow was included on the soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann’s Shakespeare adaptation Romeo & Juliet, alongside tracks by Radiohead and Garbage. It sold 11 million copies and Jelly Legs a respectable 50,000 worldwide.

Galway Girl

Mundy went on to release the multi platinum record 24 Star Hotel, with hit tracks July and ‘Mexico’ becoming firm favourites. Raining Down Arrows, which hit the number one slot in the Irish Album Charts, came next and was recorded in the musically revered city of Austin, Texas. His first live album Live and Confusion followed recorded at a storming and sold out Vicar St show. It was certified platinum in 2007. Galway Girl was recorded as an encore and went on to become the best selling single and most downloaded song 2 years in a row in Ireland.

Touring Ireland

His fourth studio album, Strawberry Blood, followed in 2009 and saw Mundy touring Ireland, Australia and the UK once more. Shuffle was released in 2011 and was a gorgeous ode to some of Mundy’s most favourite songwriters.  It featured his versions of songs by greats like Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams, John Prine, Paul Simon and Gillian Welch, to name a few.

Royal Albert Hall

He’s since been touring the US, performing at The Royal Albert Hall – not to mention the small matter of performing for Barack Obama both on his Irish visit, and at his home in The White House.

Mundy teamed up with Youth again, who produced his debut album, the critically acclaimed Jellylegs, which yielded such hit songs ‘ Gin and Tonic Sky’, ‘Life’s A Cinch’ and ‘To You I Bestow.

Great Irish Performers

The latest album ‘Mundy’ was released in 2015 and Mundy has been very busy touring ever since.

“Mundy comes from a very long historical line of great Irish performers, singers and song writers, it’s a list of awesome musical royalty he sits amongst and he rightly and gently wears his crown equally with them all.” —Richard Hawley

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