Mark Geary returns to Limerick for Dolan’s show

Alan Owens

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Road test: Mark Geary comes to Dolans this Friday night for his first gig in nearly three years in Limerick
MARK Geary returns to Limerick for his first gig since 2012 with a show in Dolan’s this Friday night.

MARK Geary returns to Limerick for his first gig since 2012 with a show in Dolan’s this Friday night.

The singer songwriter is “road testing” songs from his forthcoming fifth studio album, to be released later this year.

The likeable Dubliner is well known for his finely crafted songs and charismatic storytelling, and came to prominence with the wave of guitar-slingers in the early 2000s.

Geary in fact put in a solid apprenticeship prior to that in the hallowed halls of the New York hangout of Sin-é cafe with other upcoming artists, including his friend Jeff Buckley.

Debut album 33 ⅓ Grand Street in 2002 and lead track Gingerman marked him out as one to watch, but it was 2008 offering Opium that we felt was one of the finest Irish records released that year.

Geary plays Dolan’s Upstairs this Friday for Seoda Shows. Tickets from Dolans.ie or on the door.