• Connolly Books (map)
  • 43 East Essex Street East
  • Dublin 2, County Dublin, D02 Y306
  • Ireland

Kildare solo artist Ross released his debut, self-produced album When I Met The Devil  in 2011 to widespread acclaim.

Since then, Ross has been awarded the title of Ireland’s Best Unsigned Singer-Songwriter by Newstalk FM’s The Tom Dunne Show; his song Monet having been chosen for extensive airplay from over a thousand submissions. Ross’ work has also been featured on various compilation albums and his song Life Support was chosen as the title track for a Delphi Records release in aid of suicide outreach and awareness body, Pieta House.

Ross has consistently impressed live having performed as a special guest with artists including Sinead O'Connor  Bell X1,  Declan O’ Rourke, Damien Dempsey and Oscar-winner Glen Hansard.  As well as completing a successful east-coast tour of the U.S. in late 2011, Ross built his fanbase performing at a number of Ireland’s premier festivals, including Electric Picnic, Body And Soul, Indiependence and Hard Working Class Heroes.

More recent releases from his latest LP, New Born Vibrancy, include Nobody’s Perfect and Idyllic Valley, with the latter reaching number one position in the Irish iTunes rock charts following an appearance for RTE1’s the Saturday Night Show.

Ross's special guest tonight


October Fires are a genuinely exciting new band with an enchanting, deep and unique style. A tight-knit 4 piece, their music can be described as alternative pop rock.

Fusing their various musical backgrounds, which include choral, classical, pop, folk, soul, funk and rock, their sound is a breath of fresh air in an industry dominated by the generic. 

Their twin lead vocalists Carol Somers and Lisa Bakers' intricate use of harmony, weaves an absorbing vocal sound.

TICKETS: https://secure.tickets.ie/Listing/EventInformation/37730/the-james-connolly-festival-ross-breen-with-special-guests-october-fires


There are no age restrictions for this event.

Ticket Information

General Admission: €13.00 incl. booking fee


Duration - 2.5 hours

Latecomers may not be admitted