Dundalk-based singer/songwriter Sophie Coyle is playing support when guitarist and songwriter John Smith returns to The Spirit Store on Sunday night.
A native of Galway, Sophie has made Dundalk her home and is extremely impressed by the town's thriving arts scene.
Currently working at the Creative Spark, she has performed at The Spirit Store, The Market Bar and The Secret Garde. She has also supported acts like the legendary Scottish folk singer Dick Gaughan, Jinx Lennon, Mundy, John Spillane, Ger Wolfe and Gentry Morris in the country's best loved venues. Her spine-tingling ballad, 'Delirium' was used in the soundtrack to horror film Spiderhole. She caught the attention of Mundy with her song "No Man For A Galway Girl" which she performed with him at his Arthur's Day performance in Dundalk. She will be making her Vantastival debut with her band The Cops on the MusicMaker stage on Sunday May 5th.
John Smith has just released his third studio album, the sparsely beautiful Great Lakes. Having supported Richard Hawley on tour last December and as a regular member of Lisa Hannigan's band, he is now getting his deserved share of the limelight with this headline tour.