Mitchelstown man Eric Patrick Nolan singing in Listowel

You can say what you like about Cork people, but they were always great singers - a fact to be underlined in Listowel in no uncertain way by a golden-voiced Mitchelstown native shortly.

Eric Patrick Nolan says he is 'thrilled' to be heading across the county bounds to perform in St John's on Thursday, May 16, next.

It's a show that promises to be a real treat for music fans, witnessing a rising talent who has been making quite a name in entertainment in recent years.

Eric's current tour comes just weeks after the release of his debut album Listen to the River.

Like the album, the concert promises a great mix of favourites from the Irish songbook to Neil Diamond classics and much more. 'Easy listening' is how the singer - who trained in London - describes the vibe.

"I'm originally from Mitchelstown and have been singing and performing all over the world for the past ten years," Eric told The Kerryman.

"For the last 18 months, I've been working on an album of easy listening Irish and well known songs. My debut album "Listen to the River" was released in March and I've been doing a little tour around the Munster area to promote it."

Previews of the concert can be found on Eric's Facebook page, giving a great sense of the depth of his talent.

"I'm thrilled to be bringing my concert to St.John's Theatre on May 16. The concert will include Irish folk songs and ballads to uplifting anthems from artists such as Neil Diamond and more," he added on social media flagging the Listowel gig recently.

A former Scór singing winner, Eric was also awarded the Gold Medal from the Royal Irish Academy of Music for the highest marks achieved for classical and musical theatre singing.