I’m so excited to return to legendary Dublin venue Whelan’s on March 26th for a solo evening of songs and stories, including songs from my previous albums, my work with award-winning folk band Kern and from the newest album, RTÉ Radio 1 Album of the Week “Old Ghosts In The Water”.
“An impressive song cycle … the songs are intriguing and evocative; they are rooted in folk but coloured by expansive and imaginative arrangements.” (The Irish Times)
“What a great, great collection of songs this is from SJ McArdle. I urge you to go out and get it.” (Fiachna Ó Braonáin, The Hothouse Flowers/RTÉ)
“All the ingredients of great folk songs” (Lynette Fay, BBC)
Opening the show will be Navan songwriter Joy Booth, whose new album All You Were has been garnering significant airplay on national and international radio. Joy is superb live performer, having shared a stage with Wallis Bird, Cathy Davey, Pilgrim St, Declan O’Rourke, Mary Coughlan and The Lost Brothers among others.