Whelan’s in aid of St Vincent De Paul + April NY Gigs

Throughout the Spring Mark will be road testing songs from his forthcoming 5th studio album, due this coming Autumn.

In March you’ll find him in Switzerland again after a successful recent visit with the Songs from Ireland: Old and New tour. Following the Swiss gigs, at the start of April he’ll be heading to New York! Catch him at The Living Room in Brooklyn on April 3, The New York Irish Center in Long Island City April 4 & the Scratcher for Easter Sunday April 5. Stay tuned here for ticket links & info.

Back home on April 22, Mark will perform a very special gig at Whelan’s in aid of Gardiner Street St Vincent De Paul – tickets for this event are available here now. Please join us for helping with this incredibly worthy cause!

 

March Swiss Gigs

Mark will be returning to Switzerland in March! Info & tickets links:

25 March Café Marta, Bern – Tickets
26 March Bleu Lézard, Lausanne
28 March Mundwerk, Thun

Mark recently visited Switzerland with many other Irish musicians as part of the tour series Songs From Ireland: Old and New, so this return is highly anticipated. Some kind words from that tour:

“… impressed with his charm and within minutes had the audience on his side.” (Schaffhauser Nachrichten 02/02/2015)

“Geary can add or take away from his songs, the result is always good; their transparent simplicity is compelling and the lush harmonies are enough to give you goose bumps..” (Zürcher Oberländer 02/02/2015)

Switzerland

In just a few weeks, Mark & his guitar will be performing some solo shows in Switzerland for, as he remarks, “Testing new songs etc and boldly going where I have not boldly been before. Check out the gigs section of the site for more information. This visit will include a couple of shows for the Grueningen Sessions. Here’s “Fireflies” from Mark’s last visit to the Sessions with Grainne Hunt & Mark Penny.

Ghosts at Harbour Bar

Mark & the band played at the Harbour Bar in Bray back in February. While there, Mark & Gráinne Hunt made this lovely video for the title track of Mark’s 2004 album Ghosts.

Spring Irish Gigs

We’re excited to announce a little tour around Ireland this spring (and a gig already set for July 4)! Mark & his band will hit the following towns, and stay tuned for a few more additions to the list. See you out there!

Feb 1 – Old Nuns Chapel, Nass
Feb 27 – Harbor Bar, Bray
April 6 – Spirit Store, Dundalk
April 10 – Coughlan’s, Cork
April 11 – Cleere’s, Kilkenny
April 12 – Kavanagh’s, Portlaoise
April 19 – Mill Theatre Dundrum, Dublin
May 10 – Monroe’s, Galway
May 23 – McCarty’s, Dingle
May 26 – Mick Murphy’s, Ballymore Eustace
July 4 – Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh

Songs Vienna

Back in October while Mark, Grainne Hunt & Mark Penny were touring Austria, they did some recording. The result is a CD called Songs Vienna that will only be available here on the website or at Mark’s gigs. Stand by for details on this release. If you’re on Facebook you can head over to Mark’s page to enter a special competition to win a copy!

In the meantime, click through to check out some videos from their performance at Casino Baumgarten on that tour.