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2023-04-14 Ciaran Moran - The Cobblestone, Dublin

About 4 years ago, I got a DM from a guy called Ciáran Moran.  I'd no idea who he was or what he was about, but he went on to tell me about his EP launch in the Underground, Dublin.  Anyway, he wasn't wrong and I've been a fan ever since.

This gig in the Cobblestone, is a 'thank-you' to his fans.  It's a free gig, no cover charge, all you had to do is apply for a (very limited) ticket. Not many artists do that, but Ciáran hasn't forgot his roots, he is a very proud inner-city Dub!

On the night, Mairead Carroll opened affairs.  I know Mairead a few years now, we stumbled across each other during a few Covid gigs and remained friends.  I think the crowd enjoyed her set and banter between the songs.  She was joined onstage by Pat Domican on guitar.

Next up was a new face to me, but seemingly not to many others, a guy called John Lynch.  What a powerful, yet beautifully controlled voice this guy has.  I'd love to see him perform again soon.

Then it was time for the main man, Ciáran.  The crowd, full of family, friends and fans loved his performance and I can't blame them.  Full of passion, with his voice sounding superb, they were glued to the show, singing along without prompt.  As gigs go, this was fantastic, up there with some of the best gigs I've been to.

Ciáran plays the main room in Whelans in only a couple of weeks.  Selling out the main room as an independent, solo artist, with no PR is a difficult feat to achieve, but it looks like he's going to do it.  I'd highly recommend you go, tickets are available through this link: Whelan's Live.

Now for some photos:

Ciáran Moran

Mairead Carroll and Pat Domican

John Lynch

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