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Damien Dempsey

Almighty Love

“Dempsey’s musical heroes are now his admirers. And this is an Irish classic.” The Guardian

Damien Dempsey has a strong history with Australia having toured here previously, headlining Sydney Opera House as part of Brian Eno's Luminous Festival in 2009 and also playing other festivals and headline shows. Some of Almighty Love was written whilst Damien took time out and travelled in Australia and Thailand.

Almighty Love was recorded with John Reynolds (U2, Bjork, Sinead O'Connor, HotHouse Flowers etc) in Kilburn, London. It features some amazing musicians such as Sinead O'Connor, Justin Adams, Caroline Dale, Marco Pirroni, Clare Kenny. Young London based poet Kate Tempest makes a guest appearance.

For Damien Dempsey, people and place are King. His voice is Dublin yet wholly distinctive, almost clichéd to say it, but he is part of a rich bloodline of Irish singers from Luke Kelly to Ronnie Drew, Christy Moore to Andy Irvine. Their kin outside Ireland are Springsteen and Guthrie, Dylan and Marley.

Damien is an award-winning artist, having won several prestigious Irish Meteor Awards including Best Irish Male and Best Traditional Folk Award. His albums have topped the charts and gone Platinum, and he has been lauded by, among others, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Billboard, MOJO and The Sunday Times. Since the release of his last album, Damien’s creativity has found other outlets also. One notable project was with Irish graffiti artist Maser, on a project entitled ‘They Are Us’. This was sparked by Dempsey’s lyrics, and involved the painting of his words on derelict buildings in Dublin. Sales of the limited edition prints raised funds for The Simon Community, which was a charity set up to help the homeless and disenfranchised in Dublin and elsewhere. Dempsey’s charitable work continued in December 2010, when he and Oscar winning songwriter Glen Hansard recorded and performed the Irish folk classic, ‘The Auld Triangle’. Monies raised went towards the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SVP) ‘Keep The Lights On’ Campaign.


1. Intro
2. Almighty Love
3. Chris & Stevie
4. Born Without Hate
5. Bustin Outta Here
6. Fire In The Glen

7. Canadian Geese
8. The Good And The Great
9. Community
10. Moneyman
11. You're The Cure


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