The life and music of legendary singer-songwriter John Prine will be celebrated in Galway next Monday (October 4th) by his family, along with some of Ireland's best known musicians who will come together and perform songs from his vast catalogue.
Those performing on the night include Mary Black, Paul Brady, Sharon Shannon, Mick Flannery, Susan O'Neill, Little John Nee, Declan O'Rourke and John's son Tommy Prine, His long-time friend and supporter John Creedon will be MC for the evening.
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Watch: Mick Flannery + Susan O'Neill perform John Prine's Angel From Montgomery for Other Voices: Courage
The show will be live streamed from The Mick Lally Theatre, the legendary home of Druid theatre company in the heart of Galway city, on October 4th from 7.30pm and available to view on demand from 7th to 10th October.
For more than 20 years, John Prine and his family spent summers in Kinvara, County Galway, at their home on the outskirts of the village. John enjoyed nothing more than the music sessions he participated in at Mary Green's pub where he met and befriended many local musicians.
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Listen: An Evening with John Prine - the RTÉ Radio 1 special recorded at the US Ambassador's residence in 2015, hosted by John Creedon
Below, John's wife Fiona (originally from Ardara, Co. Donegal) introduces the event:
"I can't think of a more appropriate or meaningful way to celebrate the life and songs of my beloved John, He was as much in love with Ireland and Galway as he was with me!
The musicians gathered for our livestream event on Monday night are all dear friends and many of them sang, duetted or played with John over the years.
I'm so grateful that our son Tommy will join us. He is a singer-songwriter in his own right and people are in for a lovely surprise when they see and hear him sing his Dad’s songs.
I hope people in Ireland and beyond will join us for this very special evening from Galway."
Souvenirs - Celebrating the Life and Songs of John Prine with Family and Friends will be live streamed from The Mick Lally Theatre on October 4th from 7.30pm and available to view on demand from 7th to 10th October. It will be broadcast on RTÉ Radio One at a future date. Find out more here.