Karrie with Jimmy Smyth

Karrie with Jimmy Smyth

Karrie with Jimmy Smyth

The American Bar

Friday 3 September, 8.00pm 


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Karrie O’Sullivan Holmes is a singer/songwriter from Killarney, Co. Kerry. Jimmy Smyth is a Grammy Nominated Guitarist/Producer/Composer originally from Navan, Co. Meath

Karrie released her debut album of songs Jelly Legged – drawn from a rich well of personal experiences – in 2014. Following widespread acclaim for the album, Karrie was invited to tour with Declan O’Rourke, Mick Flannery and Mary Coughlan and including a live RTE spot with Declan O’Rourke and the RTE Concert Orchestra in the NCH, Dublin.

Her second album, Perpetual Motion brought further acclaim from musicians such as Sharon Shannon: ‘Karrie is the Irish Joni Mitchell’, Rumer and Mary Coughlan, who has recorded Karrie’s song Elbow Deep for her upcoming Album.

The current selection of tunes, about to be released on HyperTension Music, is the result of a collaboration between Karrie and Jimmy. The idea was to record and perform established tunes by their favourite artists: reflecting the Zeitgeist, and using only the ‘bare bones’ instrumentation, thus highlighting Karrie’s remarkable voice.

The CD version of the Home Thoughts album is released in Ireland and the UK on August 28th. It is released in the US on November 6th and the rest of the World on October 6th with the vinyl version to follow.

Doors 7.30pm | Unreserved Seating


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