Michael Brunnock coming home

One of Ireland’s best exports has come home to perform a number of venues in his homeland.

One of Ireland’s best exports has come home to perform a number of venues in his homeland.

Michael Brunnock was once known as a member of ’90s bands Little Palace and The Van Winkles but his solo career really took off when he hit New York City in the early noughties.

It led to much touring Stateside, with opening gigs for The Frames and The Swell Season, and TV appearances including on Fox 5’s Fearless Music.

He sang the soundtrack composed by David Byrne for Paolo Sorrentino’s film This Must Be The Place, which Sean Penn stars in and which was part filmed in Dublin and the US.

That lead Brunnock and Byrne and Will Oldham to winning Best Original Song at this year’s Italian “Oscars,” the David de Donatello awards, for the track If It Falls, It Falls.

Having released his latest offering, The Orchard, in America an Irish tour ensued and it’s this which brings him to Kilkenny’s Hole in the Wall this Thursday from 8.30pm.

The album meanwhile continues his ties to former Frames frontman Glen Hansard, who’s a guest performer alongside Julia Stone, Ari Hest and Joe Sumner.