100 Untold Stories - A Film with John Spillane & David Mitchell, Music & Conversation

In April 2021, in an uncharacteristically quiet DeBarra's folk club, songwriter John Spillane and novelist David Mitchell met. They spoke about music, digressed on folklore and mythology and went down the tangential paths that only conversations between artists do. These musings are interspersed with performances by John Spillane of songs from his new album '100 Snow White Horses'.

Ticket holders will get an exclusive link to watch this concert film. All tickets sold are a 50/50 profit split between the artist and the below venues. These venues and promoters have been without shows for over a year now. We have come together to create an avenue to support an important area of the industry that has been hit very hard during Covid. We look forward to performing in these great rooms again.

Produced by John Spillane & DeBarra's Folk Club

Filmed and edited by Ambiguous Fiddle, sound by John Fitzgerald - Lettercollum Recording

All tickets sold are a 50/50 profit split between the artist and the below venues:

Anam Music, Co. Clare, An Róisín Dubh, Galway City, Cleere's, Kilkenny, De Barras Folk Club, Clonakilty, Cork Dolan's, Limerick, Lantern Presents, Wexford, Mermaid Arts Centre, Wicklow, Mike The Pies, Listowl, Kerry, The Duncairn, Belfast, The Everyman, Cork City, The Spirit Store, Dundalk Whelans, Dublin



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*On the night, a link to a private YouTube video link in order to watch the film. The video link will be sent to the email registered when purchasing a ticket.

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*If you have any queries - please contact us by email on info@johnspillane.ie - if you contact us via social media, we may miss that, so email is best.


John Spillane is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet and dreamer. Rooted in people, place and story, his music transports the listener and his live performances captivate audiences around the world. John just released his first independent album in 20 years, 100 Snow White Horses which reached No.5 in the National Irish Charts, and No.2 in the Independent Irish Charts on release week. Recorded in London with Pauline Scanlon and produced by John Reynolds the album is inspired by John’s travels around Ireland. The decision to release the album independently allowed for a greater sense of creative freedom and these new songs are full of poetry, Irish mythology and wonder.

David Mitchell is the award-winning and bestselling author of The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, Black Swan Green, Cloud Atlas, Number9Dream, Ghostwritten and The Bone Clocks. Twice shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Mitchell was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine in 2007. With KA Yoshida, Mitchell co-translated from the Japanese the international bestselling memoir, The Reason I Jump. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.

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