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CORK artist Niall Con­nolly will kick off the tour for his eighth stu­dio al­bum in Bray this week.

Dubbed Con­nolly’s finest al­bum to date, ‘Dream Your Way Out of This One’ evokes the long­ing to keep a hold of our hu­man­ity amid the frac­tured and frag­ile sta­tus of the cur­rent so­cial cli­mate. The al­bum is a re­sponse to a per­ilous mod­ern zeit­geist: an at­tempt to un­der­stand, to re­sist, and, ul­ti­mately, re­main hope­ful. The al­bum is also Con­nolly’s most po­lit­i­cal to date, con­jur­ing im­agery of con­flict and its con­se­quences, both past and present.

‘Dream Your Way Out of This One’ is a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Niall Con­nolly and his long-term New York band: Den­nis Cronin, Chris Fo­ley, Len Monachello and Bran­don Wilde. It also features guest per­for­mances by Deni Bonet, Javier Más and Glen Hansard.

An en­gag­ing and en­ter­tain­ing sto­ry­teller and per­former, Con­nolly has played in­ter­na­tional fes­ti­vals in­clud­ing Glas­ton­bury, Prague Fringe Fes­ti­val, Cork Folk Fes­ti­val, Acous­tic Fes­ti­val Düs­sel­dorf and Cuala NYC.

He will be­gin his 17-date tour of Ire­land in the Har­bour Bar to­mor­row night (Thurs­day, Septem­ber 14).

Dream Your Way Out of This One was pro­duced by Bran­don Wilde in the song­writer’s adopted home in Brook­lyn and mas­tered by Ruairí O’Fla­herty in Los An­ge­les.

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