" John Spillane is my favourite songwriter for the last 10 years" (Christy Moore, 2015). John's tenth studio album "The Man Who Came in From the Dark" was released in 2014 and sold over 100,000 albums in Ireland. John has been awarded with two Meteor Irish Music Awards for ‘Best Folk Act’ and ‘Traditional act’. His songs have been covered by many Irish folk lumineers such as Christy Moore, Sean Keane, Karan Casey, Pauline Scanlon, Solas, Mary Black, Méav, Sinéad Lohan and Sharon Shannon.
John is a native of Cork, the county he lovingly describes as 'the center of the universe' and it has been a huge influence on this singer / songwriter. Vocally, Spillane is quite unique with an almost sean nos like element and has been described as having a voice 'full of honesty, commitment and sensitivity'.
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