John Prine tribute band's Mayo date

JOHN Prine was one of music’s most prolific composers. He influenced Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. 'The Speed of the Sound of Lonliness' is probably his best-known song in Ireland.

Prine was born in Illinois in 1946 and was one of the highest profile victims of Covid, when he passed in April 2020. He lived in Co. Galway with his wife, Fiona Whelan, a Donegal native.

An American singer-songwriter of country-folk music, he was active as a composer, recording artist, live performer, and occasional actor from the early 1970s until his death. He was known for an often humorous style of original music that has elements of protest and social commentary.

Claremorris Town Hall Theatre and Concert Hall is delighted to bring you Bruised Orange - Ireland’s premier John Prine Tribute band - on Saturday, January 14.

Bruised Orange is made up of Michael ‘Mike Mack’ McGarry (rhythm guitar and vocals), Anthony Toby Cregan (lead guitar, vocals), Derek Matthews (bass and vocals), Steve Milne (keyboards) and Shay Carry (percussion). Each member brings a unique set of talents and abilities to the group which provides for a unique live John Prine experience.

The show is fronted by Mike 'Mack' McGarry who accurately reflects John’s vocal range with similar ease of delivery, an affected twang and drawl; which thrive of a peculiar, domestic relation to country, folk, rhythm and blues. His storytelling and short antidotes are also a testament to a Bruised Orange live show,

Tickets are on sale now for this unmissable night from the box office on (094) 9310999 or Doors 7 p.m.; show 8 p.m.