19 April, 2020

A native of Cork, which he lovingly calls ‘the centre of the universe’, John Spillane is an acclaimed singer/songwriter and two-time Meteor award winner who has recorded several solo albums and whose songs have been performed and recorded by a number of prominent Irish artists, including Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Seán Keane, Karan Casey and Sinéad Lohan.


John performed with several bands in his early music career before leaving to pursue a solo career, beginning with the 1997 album The Wells of the World.


Twelve albums later, He is about to release his first independent album in 20 years, 100 Snow White Horses.


“ … glorious technicolour hues that transcend linguistic boundaries; world music for a new world.” Siobhán Long, Irish Times


“Why isn’t John Spillane a major star? [John] writes catchy, heartfelt folk-pop songs with the bonus of actually meaning something.” The Sunday Business Post


“I sing John Spillane songs everywhere I go. John has been my favourite songwriter for the past ten years.” Christy Moore





John Spillane on Spotify