by / February 2nd, 2010 /

An Evening with Jimmy MacCarthy – National Concert Hall, Dublin

An Evening with
Jimmy MacCarthy

Live In Concert

10th March 2010 – National Concert Hall, Dublin
13th March 2010 – The Wexford Opera House
9th April 2010 – Cork Opera House

RIDE ON IN SONG & STORY
No Frontiers, Ride On, Mystic Lipstick, Adam At The Window, Missing You, Ancient Rain, Katie, The Sky Road, As I Leave Behind Neidin, Bright Blue Rose’¦’¦.

Jimmy MacCarthy returns to The National Concert Hall on Wednesday, 10th March 2010 for what promises to be a memorable concert. He will also perform in The Wexford Opera House on 13th March 2010 and the Cork Opera House on 9th April 2010. Tickets are on sale now.

Jimmy MacCarthy is one of Ireland’s most celebrated songwriters whose songs have been covered by just about everyone.

A one-time apprentice at a racing stable and a singer, Jimmy MacCarthy is best known as a songwriter. Composing since the late 1970’s, his songs have been recorded by many Irish Artists, including Christy Moore, (‘Ride On’, ‘Missing You’, ‘The Contender’), Westlife (‘Angel’s Wings’ ) , The Corrs, The Celtic Tenors, Tommy Fleming, Paddy Reilly, Frances Black, Moving Hearts, Sean Keane, The Furey Brothers and many more. Mary Black has recorded many of Jimmy’s songs, most notably ‘Katie’, ‘No Frontiers’ and ‘As I leave Behind Neidin’. Mary Coughlan recorded ‘Ancient Rain’ and also a version of ‘Ride On’.

In his own recording career, Jimmy MacCarthy released three albums, ‘The Song of the Singing Horseman’, ‘The Dreamer’ and ‘The Moment’. His debut album, ‘The Song of the Singing Horseman’ has been described as having a ‘masterly blend of pop melodies, trad fiddles, Spanish guitars, country & western rhythms and chamber music strings’. MacCarthy’s third album, ‘The Moment’, features co-writers on five of its tracks, including a song written with Graham Lyle, (The songwriter of Tina Turner’s ‘What’s Love Got to Do with it?’).

In 1998, Jimmy MacCarthy released an album together with Tommy Fleming, Frances Black, Mary Black, Christy Moore, Maura O’ Connell and Mary Coughlan which they named ‘Warmer For The Spark’ the songs of Jimmy MacCarthy Volume One. Jimmy MacCarthy wrote every song on this album and sang two of them.

In 2007, a charity album named ‘Tuesdays Child’ was released which included MacCarthy’s ‘Wonder Child’, as well as songs from Westlife, Ronan Keating and Brian Kennedy. The Corkman was honoured to receive ‘The Freedom Of Macroom’ in April 2008 for his achievements in songwriting. He was only the third person in the town’s history to be awarded the freedom of the town.

Now Jimmy MacCarthy is back at The National Concert Hall to perform and record the whole body of his life’s work including new material. Ride On in Song and Story’¦’¦

Jimmy MacCarthy performs for one night only at The National Concert Hall on Wednesday, 10th March 2010 for what promises to be a memorable concert. He will also perform in The Wexford Opera House on 13th March 2010 and the Cork Opera House on 9th April 2010. Tickets are on sale now. For The National Concert Hall you can contact (01) 417 0000 or log onto www.nch.ie