Johnny McEvoy is one of Ireland’s best known and much loved singer-songwriters, so don’t miss the chance to see him performing in the Helix, Blanchardstown on 8th February.
About the concert…
John McEvoy in Concert is a show that anyone can enjoy, so whether you’re a fan or you just want to hear one of Ireland’s best known ballad singers singing some of our favourite Irish songs, then come along and experience it for yourself.
This acclaimed artist brings his own folk and ballad style with songs that you’ll find truly memorable. Philip O’Duffy, who plays a variety of musical instruments, will accompany John for the show.
Johnny McEvoy will be bringing his own blend of music that has been popular throughout his four-decade career which started in 1967 with a solo hit of Muirsheen Durkin. This song actually stayed at Number 1 in the charts for 3 weeks! Listen out for his other greatest hits such as The Town I Loved So Well, Spancil Hill, Nora, Bound For Botany Bay and Carrickfergus. Johnny’s latest album, due for release in March (pushed back from last November), is called Homecoming, so you might even be treated to some of his latest tunes.
Johnny has toured all over the world and has even played in famous Carnegie Hall in New York City! Another major point in his career was when he played support to a band in Dublin in 1966 called The Rolling Stones!
If you count yourself amongst his fans then you will want to get to the Helix on Friday February 8th. Show starts at 8pm and tickets are €22.50.
How to get to the Helix…
The Helix is a multi-venue arts centre that’s situated in the Dublin City University (DCU) Campus in Glasnevin, on the northside of Dublin city. It’s about 10km from the city centre so you’re best to get bus numbers 4, 11, 11A, 11B, 13, 13A and 19A which will get you there in no time.
If driving from the city centre, simply take the N1 north towards Drumcondra. Continue on towards the M1 until the Whitehall Junction. Here turn left onto Collins Avenue and you’ll see DCU on the left after the St. Aidans CBS.
If travelling from outside Dublin, you can simply take the Ballymun exit (Junction 4) off the M50. Once you make your exit, you can drive through Ballymun and turn left at the Collins Avenue/Ballymun Road crossroads (approx 500 meters). At the second set of traffic lights turn right in to the entrance for DCU.
Dublin hotels closeby…
If you want to be within easy reach of the Helix, then stay at one of our Dublin hotels in Glasnevin like the 3-star Glasnevin Maples Hotel and the 2-star Sunnybank Hotel.
In the nearby suburbs of Drumcondra you can stay at the superb Jury’s Croke Park Hotel or the 3-star Regency Hotel. Another option would be to stay in Santry at the Express By Holiday Inn Dublin Airport.
For other Dublin hotels, have a look at our full list of Dublin hotels
Hope you enjoy the concert! If you need any help booking Dublin hotels or if you’ve any queries, just leave a comment in the box below and we’ll get back to you.