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Thursday, 14th March 2019

Seanie Vaughan to play Down Syndrome charity gig at Odd Mollies

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Seanie Vaughan - playing for Down Syndrome Ireland on March 22 in Odd Mollies.

Seanie Vaughan and band will be playing tracks from their new album 'Between Order and Chaos' which includes the new single "I can and I will" for a charity gig in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland  at Odd Mollies on Friday March 22nd.

Seanie Vaughan is an indie rock and folk artist from Connemara. In 2011 he released his debut album “Altered Vision” which reached number five in the Irish Indie Album Charts.

“Altered Vision” features lyrics about growing up in rural Ireland. Vaughan spent much of his teenage years perched behind the taps in the family bar in Clifden – perfect training for any prospective songwriter.

The lyrics deal with landscape, growing up, love, politics and alcoholism. There is a definite sense that the album was influenced by folk singers such as Bob Dylan.

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In 2015, Seanie released his second album, “Redemption” which at first listen can seem like a totally new departure for the artist but in many ways it develops on the themes encapsulated in “Altered Vision”.

The album leans very much toward the rock genre but the song writing remains a very strong element as Vaughan struggles with the ideas of the changing face of society on a cultural and political level and the sense of national identity.

However, there are also deeply personal elements to the album exploring issues like the loss of love and depression. In parts it has a darkness to it but there are also contrasting elements of friendship and love.

A key to Vaughan's music is that each and every person should be able to relate to it and take something away from it for themselves. It has had high praise from national and international press - Hot Press Magazine, in a six star review compared Vaughan's “Redemption” to The Beatles and PureM heralded the album as 5/5 “not to be missed” and singled Seanie as "Unmissable, Redemption shows Seanie Vaughan is en-route to becoming an integral part of Irish rock". 

Tickets for the Odd Mollies gig are €10.85 and can be bought here – Don’t forget all proceeds go to Downes Syndrome Ireland.

Here’s a video of Seanie from seven or eight years ago:

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