Bray, County Wicklow
'With Conor Linnie you get the "Dan Auerbach" package - an immensely skilled guitarist with an unbelievable bluesy voice that comes right out of nowhere. "Astray" is a nine-track, acoustic blues-folk powerhouse that will leave you stunned. 6/6.'
- Music Review Unsigned
'Astray is the debut from Conor Linnie which showcases his immense finger-picking guitar style while at the same time composing a number of excellent tunes ... Linnie is an artist who I predict will have a long career ahead of him. 10/12.'
- 2 U I Bestow
'Reminiscent of Otis Taylor and Merle Travis, Linnie’s measured lyrics and elaborate guitar rhythms are perfectly suited to enjoy on a porch on a sunny spring day.'
'As soon as I heard Conor Linnie's guitar skills, I stopped what I was doing, he had my full attention. His fingerstyle was flawless and beautiful, his voice melts superbly on to his guitar strings.'
'It's the dexterity of the guitar playing which sets Linnie apart...his lyrics are poetic and ornate, imbuing the music with a complexity far removed from the average chart hit.'
- Trinity News
'Conor plays the blues like he was born to it. Astray flows beautifully and is a clear indicator of a musician I can expect to see doing this for a long long time, honing a skill he’s learned well with delicate and spine tingling vocals.'
Conor Linnie’s songwriting style blends together a driving rhythm with ornate melody lines to create a complex folk sound. Currently doing a Phd in English Literature in Trinity College, his lyrical style draws from a variety of influences, from writers such as Herman Melville and Ernest Hemmingway and the poetry of W.B Yeats to the songs of The Temptations.
Starting off on the Greystones punk music scene where he shared the stage with musicians who would go on to form now well known acts such as Heathers and Enemies, Conor has grown & developed his own fully fledged musical style of ‘wild ecstatic life loving folk’.
The 16th of March 2013 will see Conor release his debut album Astray in Whelans. Astray is truly a special collection of songs that acknowledge grief and the frailty of human relationships but strive in spite of this for buoyancy. Each song is spurred by the beauty of nature, moved by passionate experiences and driven by the desire of requited love. Above all, the songs are full of energy and passion in the vein of the Romantic poet William Blake who declared ‘Energy is eternal delight.’
During the summer of 2012 Conor was invited to play a number of major Irish music festivals including Electric Picnic, Knockanstockan, The Jack of Diamonds Rhythm and Roots Festival and the 10 Days in Dublin Festival.
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|6 Jun 2013||13:00||The Workmans Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin City Center||Residency in the Vintage Room|
|13 Jun 2013||20:00||The Workmans Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin City Center||Residency in the Vintage Room|
|16 Jul 2013||20:00||The Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1||Grand Folk Club: Support Grace Wilde|
|26 Jul 2013||11:00||Knockanstockan Festival, Blessington, Wicklow||Knockanstockan Festival|