THE WORKMANS CLUB
1 DECEMBER 2018
2018 was a doozy for Dubliner Eoin Glackin. Tours in America, the UK and Ireland along with the September release of his new Alt-Country/Rock album, Fires of Innocence, have made it his busiest year yet. He caps it all off with what has now become his traditional December turn at Dublin’s Workman’s Club.
The themes and stories of new album ‘Fires of Innocence’ have their place in the personal and the political. The correlation between the tumultuous political landscape of the west and the personal searching of a young man trying to find his place in his own world are undeniable.
Songs like “High King Falls”, “Barabbas Walks Free” and “Fresh AF” are head on challenges to the societal structures we accept every day; Who are the good guys? Who are the bad? What happens when the lines between the left and right blur? What does it mean when everyone is “safe” but nobody has a choice?
Songs like “Wear It While You Can”, “Eva” and “Hold the Line” are the personal answers to these worries. As Eoin sings in “Eva”:
“They’ve got some nerve / to say you don’t deserve / to do with yourself as you please”,
there is an understanding that every one of us must piece our own jigsaw together and not settle for comfort in some shared identity where our own nuanced thoughts and opinions get eroded.
Glackin will bring these songs and many more to life with the help of his full band in the Workman’s Club, December 1st for what is sure to be a belter of a night.
Support comes from Dublin Electro-Folk act KASMS.
“Smashing it” – Ed Sheeran
“Eoin’s lyrical imagery make me feel like I’m watching a movie in my mind” – Damien Dempsey
“Glackin rails against a creeping conformity” – Americana UK
“His songs make an instant connection” – The Independent
“A genuine talent” – Dan Hawkins (The Darkness)
“Some of the best lyrics almost any listener will have heard” – Fatea Magazine