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Ultan Conlon


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Ultan Conlon has a special ability at capturing the human spirit through his lyrics, which have been honed over almost two decades of writing and performing. The quality of his songwriting is equally matched by his powerful yet fragile voice that critics have likened to Roy Orbison.

Recorded in Galway over the winter of 2017, Ultan’s third studio album 'Last Days of The Night Owl' was written on both the west coasts of Ireland and America and was mixed in Nashville TN by the Grammy award winning producer Collin Dupuis who has worked with The Black Keys and Dr. John.

The opening track ‘As The Light Gets Low’ was written in Ultan’s studio apartment in Santa Monica, LA - “It came to me in a hurry, one summer evening just off Pico BLVD, within view of the legendary McCabe’s Guitar Store. It’s a song about trying to let go of circular negative thoughts.”

His previous offering, Songs Of Love So Cruel, garnered widespread attention - Ultan returned to Ireland having performed the new album to a full house at the infamous Viper Room on Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard.

Having shared the stage with the likes of Jackson Browne, Shelby Lynne, John Grant, Eddi Reader, Patty Griffin and Richard Hawley, Ultan has also performed duets with Glen Hansard and John Martyn. The latter Scottish folk legend later went onto record one of Ultan’s early works, Really Gone, in 2005.

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"The tortured soul has seldom sounded so silvery" 4/5****
- R2 Magazine UK

"An impressively simple but classy album" 4/5****
- Music-News.com

"Shades of Roy Orbison"
- Ronan Collins, RTE Radio 1

"Deep and meaningful, bristling with emotion and passion, not a duff track" 9/10**********
- Whisperinandhollerin, IRL.

"A lush sounding, stylishly orchestrated collection of songs with a distinctive voice"
- Fatea, UK

"Beautifully crafted, sounds like 'Nashville Skyline' Era Bob Dylan. An emotionally strewn journey worth sharing"
- Get Ready To Rock, UK

"Distinctive fragile voice, a real talent at work" 7/10*******
- Hotpress, IRL

"Wonderful album full of warm, charming tales of heartbreak"
- 2uibestow Blog, IRL