Ray Dunne & band

Live Act Singer/Songwriter
Ray Dunne & band - Singer/Songwriter Live Act in Armagh

Ray Dunne & band Short Info

Singer/songwriter Ray Dunne is originally from Athy, Co. Kildare and now lives in Armagh. Ray began his career at the age of 15 playing gigs in his hometown and further afield with the band Seanchai. At 21, Ray moved to Portugal where he played solo gigs on the Irish circuit in the Algarve before heading to Liverpool.

It was in Liverpool and the North West of The UK that Ray established himself on the Irish Circuit. It was at this point that he regrouped with local musicians and recorded his first EP "Sing Away" in 2004. In 2005 he recorded his second EP "A Sense of Reality" in Parr Street Studios. The EP received great reviews and it was from here he went on to record his debut album "Amidst Bright Shadows" before returning back to Ireland to promote it.

In 2008 Ray released the single "Nothing Left to say" off the album and did a nationwide tour across Ireland. The tour gained great reviews and Ray received a lot of media attention performing on the country's leading radio stations. It was also the same year where he played at Glastonbury to a packed tent.

In 2009 Ray was one of the headline acts at City of Song Festival in Derry and he also performed at the Playhouse theatre. He has since performed at the Liverpool Irish Festival.

Ray is now working with his band and they are currently recording new material. He has performed to audiences including TV appearances on RTE's Nationwide BBC radio & television, ITV along with a tour across the UK from Glasgow to London, and more recently The Baltic States.

He continues to tour and has previously performed at Music Festival Amiens, France, The winter festival Italy, Glastonbury Festival 2013 & 2014, Germany, Ireland & Canada.

Singer/songwriter Ray Dunne is originally from Athy, Co. Kildare and now lives in Armagh. Ray began his career at the age of 15 playing gigs in his hometown and further afield with the band Seanchai. At 21, Ray moved to Portugal where he played solo gigs on the Irish circuit in the Algarve before heading to Liverpool.

It was in Liverpool and the North West of The UK that Ray established himself on the Irish Circuit. It was at this point that he regrouped with local musicians and recorded his first EP "Sing Away" in 2004. In 2005 he recorded his second EP "A Sense of Reality" in Parr Street Studios. The EP received great reviews and it wa...

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Past Gigs Ray Dunne & band

  • 03 | 2015 Market Place Theatre Armagh St. Patricks Festival
  • 03 | 2015 Main Stage Market St. Armagh St. Patricks Festival
  • 09 | 2014 Ireland (various venues)) Guinness Amplified Festval
  • 06 | 2014 Glastonbury Glastonbury Festival
  • 06 | 2014 Amiens France National Music Festival
  • 05 | 2014 Northern Ireland Gortin Festival
  • 02 | 2014 Italy Winter Festival
  • 12 | 2013 Canada Irish Folk Festival

Media

  • Video Ray Dunne Album Launch
  • Video Ireland My Ireland - Ray Du...
  • Video RAY DUNNE (BalconyTV)

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Origin

  • Armagh GB

Members

  • Damo bass player
  • Ame lead guitar
  • Nathan Drums
  • Adam fiddle
  • Dan accordian/bouzuki
  • Marty flute/whiste/mandola

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