After a successful spring, we present the second installment of SongLives, bring the richness of the busking tradition of Dublin’s Grafton Street to New York City. Some of Ireland’s best contemporary songwriters will tell their stories up close and acoustically in the intimate Donaghy Theatre.
Friday, November 30 | 8pm
Mundy, with Anthony Mulcahy
Mundy plays “Galway Girl” for President Obama
"’The Galway Girl’ is the one thing I’m sure to be remembered for and I owe a lot of that to Mundy.” —Steve Earle, singer-songwriter, record producer, author and actor
In 1996, “To You I Bestow,” Mundy's debut single for Epic, appeared on the soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet which went on to sell 11 million copies, launching the career of the Offaly-born singer songwriter. His "Mexico/July" went to number 1 in Ireland, followed by his cover of Steve Earle’s "Galway Girl." One of Ireland's most popular performers, Mundy's 5th studio album Shuffle (2011) is his love song to his favorite American songwriters.
Opening for Mundy is County Waterford's Anthony Mulcahy, who relocated to New York in 2006. His debut album Lazy Days (2010) will be followed in the fall by For My Sins
This program is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor
Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and Culture Ireland, a government agency dedicated to promoting Irish arts worldwide.
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