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SOLO: Greenshine & Seán Matthews


From: Friday, 27 May 2022


Droichead Arts Centre Stockwell Street Drogheda Co. Louth

SOLO, curated by SJ McArdle, returns in May with two very special shows, presented as part of this Live Performance scheme.

On May 27th Cork-based family trio Greenshine will appear with Drogheda’s beloved bard Seán Mathews in a masterful evening of song and storytelling.

Greenshine is a family trio comprising Noel Shine, Mary Greene and their daughter Ellie. Their material straddles the boundaries of contemporary, folk and roots and includes many self-penned songs. Their fast picking and close harmonies are a treat to the ear. The band is known for striking family harmonies and excellent musicianship.

Seán Mathews is a blend of the Folk Traditionalist, the Eclectic and the Demonstrator. He can polarise and galvanise. All while holding the fort in his hometown of Drogheda. Seán welcomed two baby girls into the world during the first Lockdown of 2020. It was during this time he wrote the final tracks on his upcoming second album, Welcome to Ballsgrove. Welcome to Ballsgrove will charge down the neighbourhood, take you away from there for a while and then slip you back there feeling good about the journey. The similarities of Drogheda to other Irish towns like Newry, Dundalk and Killarney are in that the Urban regularly meets the Rural. The concrete greets the cows. Or as Patrick Kavanagh would say, where the parochial meets the regional. This is the essence of Seán's upcoming second album, Welcome to Ballsgrove.

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