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Released 1st January 2013

Album Type: Album

Categorised under Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock, Alternative Folk, Contemporary Folk, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Traditional Folk, Celtic Folk, Contemporary Celtic, Traditional Celtic

“LIFE IN AN IRISH TOWN – SONGS FROM THE TG4 SERIES ‘SPILLANE AN FÁNAÍ’”
RELEASED SEPTEMBER 13TH 2013 ON UNIVERSAL MUSIC IRELAND

John Spillane returns in September with his 9th studio album, ‘Life In An Irish Town’. The album, his first since 2011’s ‘A Rock To Cling To”, is the soundtrack to the forthcoming TG4 series ‘Spillane an Fánaí’ (Spillane The Wanderer).

Spillane an Fánaí is a heart-warming and revealing six part entertainment series presented by singer/ songwriter John Spillane. Combining off-the-cuff encounters with local people, interviews and music sequences, John Spillane spends a week in six different locations, working in a pub and venturing out to meet a host of locals in search of musical inspiration for his songwriting in the uniqueness and character of small town life.

Spillane an Fánaí is a fascinating Irish-speaking exploration of the history and personality of rural towns outside of the traditional Gaeltacht areas.

The towns John visits are Fethard in Tipperary, Graiguenamanagh in Kilkenny, Cootehill in Cavan, Castleisland in Kerry, Castlepollard in Westmeath and Kiltimagh in Mayo.

The album features 11 tracks, including a re-recording of ‘All the Ways You Wander’ from 1997’s ‘Wells of the World’ album.




https://youtu.be/s5ZzfrH7KhU

Track Listing:

1.  Life In An Irish Town 03:52  
2.  Graiguenamanagh 03:11  
3.  Fethard Town 02:49  
4.  Castleisland 03:25  
5.  Near Cootehill Town 03:01  
6.  Kiltimagh 03:24  
7.  Castlepollard 02:48  
8.  The Ferry Arms 03:53  
9.  An Spailpín Fánach 02:32  
10.  The Ballad Of Patrick Murphy 04:11  
11.  All The Ways You Wander 03:32  
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