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16th November, 2019
BLÁSTA! Festival 2019
Pauline Scanlon & John Spillane
Two of Ireland’s greatest folk artists join forces for one epic night!
Pauline is a singer of contemporary and traditional Irish music from Dingle. Dingle is in the Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht, an area where the population’s rst language is Irish, (Gaeilge). Scanlon, herself a native Irish speaker, possesses a voice of sublime musicality. Pauline has been singing professionally since she was 15 years old. John is a native of Cork, the County he lovingly describes as“the centre of the universe” and it remains a huge creative influence on him. A singer-songwriter from Cork, Ireland, Spillane grew up in the suburb of Bishopstown, Cork, in a large family of boys and was educated in Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh and graduated from University College Cork with a degree in Irish and in English. His musical nature was encouraged by his Mother who taught him a variety of Cork songs.