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- 10/10/2021Find ticketsVicar Street - Dublin, D8 Damien Dempsey - Acoustic Oct 10 20:30Sunday 20:30Vicar Street - Dublin, D8Damien Dempsey - AcousticLimited Availability
- 04/02/2022Find ticketsHotel Kilmore - Co.Cavan Damien Dempsey Feb 04 2022 20:00Friday 20:00Hotel Kilmore - Co.CavanDamien Dempsey
- 11/02/2022Find ticketsBridge House Hotel - Co. Offaly Damien Dempsey Feb 11 2022 20:00Friday 20:00Bridge House Hotel - Co. OffalyDamien Dempsey
- 12/02/2022Find ticketsCrown Live - Wexford Town, WX Damien Dempsey Feb 12 2022 21:00 On partner siteSaturday 21:00Crown Live - Wexford Town, WXDamien DempseyOn partner site
- 18/02/2022Find ticketsThe Maritime Hotel and Suites - Bantry Damien Dempsey Feb 18 2022 20:30Friday 20:30The Maritime Hotel and Suites - BantryDamien Dempsey
- 04/03/2022Find ticketsRoisin Dubh - Galway Damien Dempsey Mar 04 2022 20:00Friday 20:00Roisin Dubh - GalwayDamien Dempsey
- 05/03/2022Find ticketsRoisin Dubh - Galway Damien Dempsey Mar 05 2022 20:00Saturday 20:00Roisin Dubh - GalwayDamien DempseyLimited Availability
- 01/04/2022Find ticketsRoyal Theatre and Event Centre - Co. Mayo Damien Dempsey Apr 01 2022 20:30Friday 20:30Royal Theatre and Event Centre - Co. MayoDamien Dempsey
- 08/04/2022Find ticketsRadisson Blu Hotel Athlone - Westmeath Damien Dempsey Apr 08 2022 20:00Friday 20:00Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone - WestmeathDamien Dempsey
- 09/04/2022Find ticketsCLONMEL PARK HOTEL - Co. Tipperary Damien Dempsey Apr 09 2022 20:00Saturday 20:00CLONMEL PARK HOTEL - Co. TipperaryDamien Dempsey
- 15/04/2022Find ticketsThe Arklow Bay Hotel - Wicklow Damien Dempsey Apr 15 2022 20:00Friday 20:00The Arklow Bay Hotel - WicklowDamien Dempsey
- 16/04/2022Find ticketsWoodford Dolmen Hotel - Carlow Damien Dempsey Apr 16 2022 20:00Saturday 20:00Woodford Dolmen Hotel - CarlowDamien Dempsey
- 22/04/2022Friday 20:30The Crescent Concert Hall Drogheda - DroghedaDamien DempseyOn partner siteFind ticketsThe Crescent Concert Hall Drogheda - Drogheda Damien Dempsey Apr 22 2022 20:30Find ticketsThe Crescent Concert Hall Drogheda - Drogheda Damien Dempsey Apr 22 2022 20:30 On partner siteOn partner site
- 03/06/2022Find ticketsEmpire Music Hall - Belfast Damien Dempsey Jun 03 2022 19:30Friday 19:30Empire Music Hall - BelfastDamien Dempsey
- 19/06/2022Find ticketsLive At The Marquee - Cork Sinead O'Connor Jun 19 2022 20:00Sunday 20:00Live At The Marquee - CorkSinead O'Connor
- 09/07/2022Find ticketsIveagh Gardens - Dublin Damien Dempsey Jul 09 2022 18:30Saturday 18:30Iveagh Gardens - DublinDamien Dempsey
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- 19/03/2022Saturday 18:00Electric Ballroom - London, Great BritainDamien DempseyOn partner siteFind ticketsElectric Ballroom - London, Great Britain Damien Dempsey Mar 19 2022 18:00Find ticketsElectric Ballroom - London, Great Britain Damien Dempsey Mar 19 2022 18:00 On partner siteOn partner site
About Damien Dempsey
Damien Dempsey’s voice is Dublin yet wholly distinctive, almost clichéd to say it, but he is part of a rich bloodline of Irish singers from Luke Kelly to Ronnie Drew, Christy Moore to Andy Irvine. Their kin outside Ireland are Springsteen and Guthrie, Dylan and Marley.
On his latest album Almighty Love, Dempsey’s sense of place reaches out beyond Donaghmede and North Bull Island, where he first performed in public as a teenager, across the Irish Sea and further afield.
The locale is still in the lyrics. It’s there in the hauntingly poetical Chris and Stevie, a tribute to male bonding and grief. You can hear it in Canadian Geese - large migratory birds whose flight path took them past Dempsey's boyhood window. It’s there also in the references to railway tracks and waves, visible from the rooftops of Dempsey’s childhood home. Those railway tracks took Dempsey and his boyhood friends out into their own imaginations and he hasn’t forgotten.
Almighty Love goes on a journey of a different kind. Dempsey, at 37 years old, has already said so much about self and state that trying to plough over old ground wouldn’t have been artistically challenging or fresh. So instead, he has given us an album of confidence and maturity, which has a more global sound to it and a broader scope. It is at once bigger and quieter, still rallying against injustice, yet with a more reflective and thoughtful tone, communicated more widely.
Essentially, Almighty Love adds yet another batch of soulful, stirring, moving and powerful songs to Dempsey's already impressive canon of work, a collection up there with classic albums Seize the Day and Shots, and a reminder of his unique role in Irish culture.