Paddy Casey gives Swinford a Night to Remember
On Saturday the 29th of November, Paddy Casey played the first ever live concert in the new Cultural Centre in Swinford and what a gig it was! The event was a sellout, well in advance of the night, a full house combined with this beautiful intimate venue created an atmosphere that made the hairs stand up on the back of your neck.
The night was opened by Danny Battles, a singer songwriter from West Cork who is managed by Swinford’s own Jackie Gallagher. Danny performed a number of his own songs including “Heart Attack” and he played a brilliant cover of “Little Lion Man” by Mumford and Sons. The crowd loved him and he set the scene for the night. After such a confident performance, it is hard to believe that Danny just turned 18 on the 6th of December (Happy birthday Danny!) and he is definitely one to watch for the future.
Paddy Casey took to the stage at about 8.45pm and he received a rapturous welcome from the crowd. Paddy played a mix of new and classic songs including “Sweet Suburban Sky”, “The Lucky One” and he finished the night with “Saints and Sinners” which nearly brought the house down! During the concert, Paddy was joined on stage by the extremely talented Kim Hayden and the duo performed their new single “Out of Control” and Tina Turner’s “Rollin on the River”. Paddy’s daughter Saoirse also performed one of her own songs, which got a great reaction from the crowd and she sang support to her dad during a number of songs. The concert continued until 11.30pm which included a 30-minute encore.
Paddy’s performance in Swinford was brilliant; full of energy, engaging and most of all, entertaining! Paddy is currently doing a tour of Ireland following the release of his new album Songbook – The best of Paddy Casey and if you are looking for a good night out, Paddy Casey is highly recommended.
The night was kindly sponsored by Swinford Motors and all proceeds went to Swinford National School.
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