Legendary guitar player Philip Donnelly is set to perform in Kilkenny on August 10 at 9pm.
This will be Philip’s first solo gig in Kilkenny since his hugely successful sell out concert with his old friend John Prine at Set Theatre Langtons in July. Dublin native Phillip Donnelly is a guitar player and singer who blazed a trail as a top musician in Hollywood and Nashville in the 1970’s and 80’s when he wrote and recorded with the who’s who of American music including the Everley Brothers, Johnny Cash, Nanci Griffith, BJ Thomas, Roger Cook, Brenda Lee, Townes Van Zandt to name just a few. He has played on over 1,000 studio tracks and his writing credits include many well known musical standards including ‘Living in these Troubled Times’.
In the late 1980s Donnelly, also known as The Clontarf Cowboy was an important mover and shaker in the American folk and country music scene. He produced Townes Van Zandt’s last studio album, brought Mick Hanly’s song ‘Past The Point Of Rescue’ to the attention of Hal Ketchum, and assisted in reuniting The Everly Brothers after a hiatus of more than a decade.
Philip is currently working on a new album called Beyond the Pale which will feature contributions from John Prine and Crystal Gale. For tickets contact the Hole in the Wall, Kilkenny