Music + Performance
Nicole Maguire and Chris Ahern
Sirius Arts Centre
Fri 14 July
8.00pm (doors 7.45pm)
Tickets €15, available online www.siriusartscentre.ie or through the office firstname.lastname@example.org / 0214813790
Nicole Maguire will also be joined on the night by Chris Aherne of Stargazers fame. A gig not to be missed!
Nicole Maguire is a singer-songwriter from Cork, making major waves on the international music scene with her new album 'Wishing Well', featuring vocals by Paul Brady.
Counting Damien Dempsey and Nancy Griffith as friends and mentors Nicole has grown from a shy fifteen year old performing at local venues to a mesmerizing, accomplished star, whether fronting a band or performing solo with acoustic guitar.
Nicole raised the money to travel to Nashville to write and from there road tested her songs around America. More double jobbing raised the money to work with one of the most respected producers in the world, multi Grammy nominated Mitchell Froom (Pearl Jam, Randy Newman, Ron Sexsmith – to name but a few). Since then, Nicole has shared the stage with many of her musical heroes such as Paul Brady, Glen Hansard, Vince Gill, Don McLean, Donovan, Damien Dempsey and Mundy. She has also performed two solo nationwide tours, as well as touring Switzerland and the U.S on numerous occasions.
In June 2015, two of Nicole’s songs were featured in Oscar winning actor Robert Duval’s movie ‘Wild Horses’. In late 2015, Nicole went back into the studio, this time with producer Gavin Glass. Hand picking an elite group of Ireland’s finest musicians, they joined Nicole to create her second studio album titled ‘Wishing Well’ released in April 2016.
There are those who wait for fortune to find them, and those who create it for themselves. Nicole’s writing and commitment to her work show all the hallmarks of the real thing. Glen Hansard
Nicole’s singing and playing convey a real purity of sound and emotion. There’s no artifice with her – Nicole’s absolutely the real thing. Mitchell Froom
Nicole Maguire is an exceptionally strong talent, with lyrical gravity, and a rich and textured voice that vocally relies on the adage of less is more. Hot Press Live Review 2016
To hear some of the songs on Nicole’s new album, please visit: www.soundcloud.com/nicolemaguire