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.

Mark Geary & Glen Hansard – “Christmas Biscuits” for St. Vincent de Paul

UPDATE: You can now order the single via iTunes here or Amazon here or even Google Play here!

Mark & Glen Hansard, along with musician friends and engineer Karl Odlum, are bringing back an old holiday time favourite; Mark’s song Christmas Biscuits.

The single will be available on iTunes on Friday 29th November in aid of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a charitable organization in Ireland with a mission to tackle poverty in all its forms through the provision of practical assistance to those in need. Christmas Biscuits coincides with SVP’s annual 2FM Toy Appeal launching on 20th November.

Mark wrote Christmas Biscuits while living in New York and missing his hometown of Dublin. It brings a mix of emotions about the happy, yet sometimes difficult period the Christmas season can be, which is why Mark thought The Society of St. Vincent de Paul was the perfect fit for the song. SVP helps people in challenging times throughout the year, but often needs extra help to get people through the holiday period.

Glen Hansard is currently on tour in Europe, returning to Ireland with two shows in Dublin’s Vicar St. on November 25th and 26th. Mark and his band will support Glen on the 25th. Mark is also currently on tour and will play a Christmas show in Grand Social, Dublin on Saturday, December 28th. Tickets for all shows are available on www.ticketmaster.ie.

For more information please visit www.svp.ie, www.markgeary.com, www.glenhansardmusic.com, or email simon (at) markgeary.com.

Tallaght Song Festival This Saturday

Mark will perform with his band at this Festival in Dublin this Saturday 19 October. See below & click through for more information!

As part on An Feis Canadh (The Tallaght Song festival…) Mark Geary takes to the stage as our main act, this Saturday 19th October in what has to be one of Ireland’s premier church venues! With Acts like, The Yukons and the Tallaght Songwriting Collective, the scene is set for an amazing evening of music and song in this most magical of venues! Doors 7.30pm. Adm €10 For more information www.tsc.ie.

The Grand Social gig 14 September

What a grand time at the Grand Social last Saturday night! Thanks to all for coming out and to all of our friends who got up on stage to lend a voice or a tune. Much appreciation to Jeanie McDonald for the photos, Avril for the videos & Courtney for the set list.

Between sunshine and autumn & more gigs

Hello everyone . Here we area, back from sold out shows in Germany .. And soon to Swiss for more .. Ireland in sunshine we hope next week. And to Austria .. Then Ireland and uk .. Yes if we were darts thrown onto a dartboard . It would be easier travel.. But the...

“Cali Solo” featured in recent film

Mark’s song Cali Solo from Songs About Love, Songs About Leaving is featured in the new Louisville comedy 2nd Serve. Check out the trailer here, we’ll let you know when it’s available on iTunes & Netflix! In the meantime you can find DVD copies at Amazon, Blockbuster & Best Buy.


New Irish Dates Announced

Mark & his band are doing 4 gigs around Ireland this Fall- stay tuned for more details & ticket links! Full upcoming gigs listings here or you can also keep an eye on Events at Mark’s Facebook page.

Thurs 12th Sept
 – Coughlan’s – Cork
Fri 13th Sept
 – Roisin Dubh – Galway
Sat 14th Sept
 – Grand Social – Dublin
Sat 5th Oct

 – 5th on Teeling – Sligo

Here’s Mark & Grainne Hunt with Stardust backstage at Roisin Dubh last summer.