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'An Exile Returns'- A Concert with Irish Singer Songwriter, J Eoin -

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The gifted and acclaimed Irish, Singer Songwriter and Master Guitarist, J. Eoin presents his farewell concert to London - 'An Exile Returns'. After living in London since the late 1980's J. Eoin, will be going to back to live in his homeland. J. first moved to London to pursue a career as an Irish folk singer, with just a guitar on his back. Before arriving on these shores, he had already established himself as a solo performer, having toured with some of the great Irish folk groups, including the major band ‘Clannad’ and the contemporary Folk Rock band ‘Scullion’.

Since then J. has performed his music and songs all over the globe – from Kazakhstan to Norway. His dedication to live performance and his passion for song-writing and song interpretation has been the driving force behind his successful career. His songs are steeped in Irish history and mythology; Like Christy More, J. possesses an enchanting, traditional Irish voice, and he has the unique ability to write powerful songs, that give a voice to the Irish voiceless. If there is any singer songwriter that truly captures the real struggle of the Irish labouring man, it is J Eoin. His album 'Exiles' and his songs 'Sean One Shoe', 'Mother Tongue' and 'Drunken Jesus' reveals J. to be a truly gifted singer songwriter, an awesome musician and a powerful urban poet. His songs are sincere, moving, full of pathos and simply timeless.

J Eion has been a resident musician and a singing tutor at The Irish Cultural Centre since 1998. The Irish Cultural Centre wishes J. every happiness and success in the future.

READ THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG ‘SEAN ONE SHOE’

'I remember it was the end of the Eighty’s and the beginning of the Ninety’s. 29,000 building labourers went home that Christmas on one-way tickets. Some said it was closer to 35,000. I met a few of them in the pubs around the Holloway Road when, after a gig, I’d go in search of a late pint and a bit of the craic. There was many an interesting character in those places and some great conversations about life and all that goes with it. One night I overheard a man say “it’s like waking up in the morning with one shoe on and one shoe off and wondering if you’re getting up or going to bed!” I couldn’t have put it better myself'. J.Eoin.

ALL PROCEEDS from this concert will go to the Charity WOMA. Established in 2005, WOMA helps women in Africa who have been widowed or disadvantaged through HIV/Aids. http://www.womatrust.org

Doors Open 7.30pm Artist on Stage 8pm.

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