Shannon McNally's "Black Irish" tour throughout Europe starts on Wednesday09-10-2017
In Irish folklore it’s said that the darker Celts have special powers; it must be true because Shannon McNally’s blues-Americana return, Black Irish, will make you dance, break your heart, and save your soul.
Black Irish is McNally’s most personal project yet, which is saying a lot, given the Americana singer-songwriter’s deep catalog. But it speaks to the power of connection, and the power of music to create it and to reflect it. The kick off track “You Made Me Feel For You”, was written by her producer, Americana icon, Rodney Crowell, and serves as a metaphor for their collaboration - how his particular understanding of her unique gifts pulled out the career-defining album many have been waiting for since she came on the scene.
The album concept began in 2013, as she was going through what she calls “a miserable divorce,” raising her daughter Maeve, and nursing her terminally ill mother Maureen. Her parents had relocated to Holly Springs MS, and McNally moved in, caring for her mom until her death in 2015. What saved her was her email relationship with Crowell, who’d been talking about producing her since 2012.
With Black Irish, Shannon McNally moves into the next part of her journey. And we're really happy to have her over this month for a European tour:
11/10: Leeds (UK) @ Brudenell Social Club w/ Jace Everett
12/10: Manchester (UK) @ Freds Ale House
13/10: Glasgow (UK) @ Stereo w/ Jace Everett
14/10: Dublin (IRL) @ Seamus Ennis Arts Centre
15/10: Nottingham (UK) @ The Running Horse w/ Stephen Kellogg
16/10: Bristol (UK) @ Tunnels w/ Jace Everett
18/10: Newcastle (UK) @ Live Theatre w/ Little Mo
19/10: London (UK) @ The Islington
20/10: Aarschot (BE) @ Live In De Loods
21/10: Utrecht (NL) @ Ramblin Roots
22/10: Norderstedt (DE) @ Music Star
23/10: Malmö (SWE) @ Folk å Rock
25/10: Börlange (SWE) @ Broken Dreams
26/10: Trondheim (NO) @ Moskus
28/10: Avesta (SWE) @ Kulturgaraget
29/10: Stockholm (SWE) @ Bryggarsalen w/ Andrew Combs