- 9th – Roscommon Arts Centre
- 10th – Moat Theatre Naas
- 15th – Birr Theatre and Arts Centre
- 17th – Glen Theatre Banteer
- 30th – Westport Town Hall Mayo
Johnny McEvoy is one of the most renowned folk artists of the last few decades. His first big break came in late 1966 when he recorded “Mursheen Durkin,” an old ballad from the west of Ireland. It topped the charts at Number 1 for three consecutive weeks. The following year, in the summer of 1967, he toured the USA where he finished his tour in Carnegie Hall in New York City and consecutively landed another #1 hit. He went on to write many more songs, including “Long Before Your Time,” “Michael,” “Going To California,” “The Ballad Of John Williams,” “Richman’s Garden,” “Never Learned To Dance,” and “The Ballad of Anne Frank.”
Johnny recorded The Stable Sessions with Bill Shanley on guitars and James Blennerhasset on double bass. Johnny has included some hits like “Those Brown eyes” and “The Shores Of Amerikay” along with some oldies from his vast repertoire of songs like “Sammy’s bar” and “Peggy Gordon”. He has also included a couple of new songs like “Warmth Of Her Arms” a song about emigration and our pick here at Trad Nua “Never smelt The Roses” a song that is sure to strike a chord with everyone in this very busy world that we live in today.