September 10th, 2022 7pm Stage 3
New York based, Cork born songwriter Niall Connolly has released 8 studio albums, a live album and an EP. His latest album ‘Dream Your Way Out of This One’ features collaborations with his long term NYC band as well as guest appearances from Glen Hansard (Once, The Frames, The Swell Season) Javier Más ( Leonard Cohen’s band) and Deni Bonet (REM, Cyndi Lauper, Sarah McLachlan). Connolly has toured all over Europe and the US including festival appearances at Glastonbury, CMJ, Prague Fringe Festival, Acoustic Festival Düsseldorf, Cork Folk Festival and Cuala NYC. He has opened for Glen Hansard, Lisa Hannigan, Mick Flannery, Lucius, Evan Dando, Eugene Kelly, Lambchop, Wallis Bird, MisterWives and many more.
He is the founder of Big City Folk Collective. Big City Folk hosts over 100 events annually throughout New York, a monthly concert series in Woodstock and a biennial music festival.
Born in Dublin Ireland, Mark Dignam began his musical journey as a busker alongside his teenage friend Glen Hansard (Frames/Swell Season). He progressed through the ranks of the city's burgeoning songwriter scene, and became well known for his lyrical mastery, and inspiring, highly energetic live performances.
Floating somewhere between classic songwriters such as Leonard Cohen, the rockier moments of Neil Young, and the best of an Irish session, Dignam's shows encompass the whole room. No one leaves untouched.