Fri 7th Nov
St. Anne's Church
'SlowPlaceLikeHome' is a recording moniker of Ballyshannon native Keith Mannion. Over the years, he has gradually been building a back catalog of compositions, focusing most of his attention on this music project.
So far, he has released numerous EPs and a collection of videos to critical acclaim and all have been written, played, recorded and produced by himself at his home in Knather Woods.
He (along with his live band) has performed at all the major Irish music festivals, from Electric Picnic to Body & Soul. From playing at the Turner Prize launch in Derry in 2013 to being invited to Donal Dineen's 'Best of 2013' event, he is set for international dates on the back of major global interest.
His reach is already worldwide and he is bringing it back home this November, as he curates what is sure to be a spellbinding audio/visual night in the surroundings of St. Anne's Church of Ireland, right beside William Allingham's final resting place.
Support on the night will be from Derry oufit, Ryan Vail. Signed to Champion Sound Recordings, Ryan and Katie have worked their way onto some very established bills and rightfully stand out as one of Ireland's best emerging talents. With appearances at festivals throughout Ireland and the UK, they are currently working hard on their debut album.
To compère proceedings, will be BBC's Stephen McCauley. He has been championing Irish talent for years on his weekly shows on BBC Radio Foyle, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio 6 and is single-handedly responsible for the rise of many local artists in recent times.