Cork Opera House is set to welcome two multi-platinum selling Irish troubadours for a double-headline show on Wednesday October 20. Paddy Casey and Mundy have recorded albums and music that have touched the hearts of Irish listeners since the late 90s and the two will perform a show that is set to deliver some of this country’s best-known songs of the last two decades, including ‘Saints and Sinners’, ‘The Lucky One’, ‘July’ and ‘Mexico.
Having been at the forefront of the Irish music scene since his multi platinum selling debut album Amen (So Be It), Paddy Casey’s career has taken him all over the globe touring with acts like The Pretenders, R.E.M, Ian Brown, Blondie and Tracy Chapman to name a few. Closer to home he has played all over Ireland, including a sold out Dublin Castle, RDS and a record-breaking week long run in The Olympia Theatre, alongside special guest spots with U2, Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan and more.
Paddy Casey’s hugely successful debut album achieved many international highlights including tracks being featured in hit television shows such as Dawson’s Creek and Roswell alongside extensive American and European tours. Further establishing himself as one of the country’s most successful artists, his second album Living went on to become one of the biggest ever selling albums in Ireland (approximately 15 times platinum). Paddy also released his fifth album Turn This Ship Around – a double album – in August this year.
Mundy meanwhile is one of a number of artists to successfully make the transition from street busking in Dublin to international stardom during the ’90s. Mundy’s mainly acoustic, folk-based pop/rock has been compared to Damien Rice and Josh Ritter; however, his style is more upbeat and celebratory than either, and his jangle pop influence and tendency to experiment with unconventional sonic textures and beats further distinguishes him.
Mundy signed with Sony subsidiary Epic Records, and released his debut single, ‘To You I Bestow’, shortly before his album Jelly Legs was released in 1996. ‘To You I Bestow’ was included on the soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann’s Shakespeare adaptation Romeo & Juliet, alongside tracks by Radiohead and Garbage. It sold 11 million copies and Jelly Legs a respectable 50,000 worldwide.
Mundy went on to release the multi platinum record 24 Star Hotel, with hit tracks ‘July’ and ‘Mexico’ becoming firm favourites. Raining Down Arrows, which hit the #1 slot in the Irish Album Charts, came next and was recorded in the musically revered city of Austin, Texas. His first live album Live and Confusion followed recorded at a storming and sold out Vicar St show. It was certified platinum in 2007. ‘Galway Girl’ was recorded as an encore and went on to become the best selling single and most downloaded song 2 years in a row in Ireland. He has since released Strawberry Blood, Shuffle and the self-titled Mundy.
This show will be subject to any public health guidelines in place at the time of the event. It is part funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media through the Live Performance Support Scheme.
Limited tickets for this socially distanced live event go on this sale Friday from Cork Opera House Box Office €26 + B/fee