Singer is a big hit in church concert
Irish singer/songwriter Conor O’Brien proved a big hit when he appeared at Revelation St Mary’s last Saturday.
He brought his solo acoustic project, Villagers, to the Ashford parish church.
The highly-acclaimed musician performed his atmospheric set to acclaim.
The 31-year-old Dubliner has previously supported Neil Young and completed a European tour with the legendary Tracy Chapman, but his Revelation appearance was the last UK date before he begins another European tour. He also fronts a band called Villagers, but had left his bandmates in Ireland when he came to Ashford.
O’Brien was nominated for a coveted Mercury Music Prize in 2010 and won the Best Song Musically and Lyrically Ivor Novello award for ‘Becoming a Jackal’ in 2011.
In 2015, O’Brien returned Villagers to a more introspective, acoustic folk sound with the third full-length album, Darling Arithmetic.
Conor O’Brien performs at Revelation St Mary’s in Ashford