Singer is a big hit in church con­cert

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Three-year Conversion To Led Bulbs -

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.

Pic­ture: Lewis Brock­wayion

Conor O’Brien per­forms at Rev­e­la­tion St Mary’s in Ash­ford

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