Niall McCabe. Photo: Colin Gillen

Mayo native Niall McCabe announces headline show at The Sugar Club

CLARE Island native Niall McCabe has announced a headline show at The Sugar Club, Dublin, on Friday, April 12.

Tickets (€20, plus booking charges) go on sale this Thursday, December 7, at 10 a.m. from

With self-effacing humour and stories told of growing up on Clare Island, Niall McCabe possesses an effortless charm which both captivates and liberates his audience.

Like the wild Atlantic landscape of his home, McCabe’s songs feel timeless and natural yet bely the dense shaping of a dynamic creative force.

Deft, intricate guitar work brings a lightness to the weight of island isolation yet the sound, soul and stories of McCabe’s life and experiences breathe a deep cultured sense of discernment through his vocals.

His natural distinct voice is earning him a growing loyal fan base, discovering his music as he travels extensively, with his recent album tour schedule bringing him across Ireland and to the UK, Europe and North America.

As well as becoming an accomplished finger-style guitar player, Niall has been lending his unique voice to Irish trad-fusion band ‘Beoga’, touring Ireland, Europe and the USA while also playing support for Ed Sheeran, Foy Vance and Johnny Swim and more recently opening for Chris Issak on his UK tour, to two sold-out audiences at Eventim Apollo London and Wolverhampton Civic Halls.

McCabe's Rituals was released in February 2023 to great critical acclaim and featured as RTÉ Album of the Week, while the song 'Rituals' topped the RTÉ Radio airplay charts for five consecutive weeks.