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Sun 6th November | 8pm
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Sun 6th November | 8pm
€25.00 (Inc Booking Fee)
The Ruby Room, The Royal Theatre Castlebar



We are delighted to announce that VILLAGERS will be performing an acoustic show at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar on November 6th as part of the Finbar Hoban Presents series of acoustic shows. Escapism is a very necessary pursuit right now, and Villagers new album "Fever Dreams” follows it to mesmerising effect. It works like all the best records – it becomes a mode of transport; it picks you up from where you are and sets you down elsewhere. Conor O’Brien says on the gestation of Fever Dreams: “I had an urge to write something that was as generous to the listener as it was to myself. Sometimes the most delirious states can produce the most ecstatic, euphoric and escapist dreams.” These are songs with the strange, melted shapes and the magical ambivalence of dreams. The intent of the songs is both mysterious and as clear as a bell. With Fever Dreams, there is a sense of a deepening mastery and an expanding reach by O’Brien. Inspiration for the album was found in many places and came in from all angles, from night swimming on a Dutch island to Flann O’Brien, Audre Lorde, David Lynch, L. S. Lowry via the library music of Piero Umiliani and Alessandro Alessandroni and jazz from Duke Ellington and Alice Coltrane. Written over the course of two years, the main bodies of the songs were recorded in a series of full-band studio sessions in late 2019 and early 2020. During the long, slow pandemic days, O’Brien refined them in his tiny home studio in Dublin, and the album was then mixed by David Wrench (Frank Ocean, The xx, FKA Twigs). “Fever Dreams” was released via Domino Records in August 2021. "Fever Dreams” follows The Art Of Pretending To Swim, Darling Arithmetic, {Awayland} and Becoming A Jackal. Conor O’Brien also has a string of accolades under his belt including two Ivor Novello Awards, two Mercury Music Prize nominations and is a previous winner of the Choice Music Prize. Additionally, Villagers’ music has featured in the BBC/Hulu series Normal People and their Spotify session of “Nothing Arrived” has hit over 185 million streams. Domino Records recently released a deluxe digital edition of “Fever Dreams” featuring exclusive acoustic versions and this autumn for the first time Villagers will be touring acoustically playing intimate stripped back shows across Europe and will be stopping for a very intimate performance at The Ruby Room if the Royal Theatre on Sunday November as part of the Finbar Hoban Presents series of acoustic shows.

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There are an array of dining options available here on site at The Royal Theatre Castlebar. Come early to soak up the atmosphere, grab a bite to eat and head straight into the theatre to enjoy the show.
Here at The TF Royal Hotel & Theatre we only use the finest & freshest locally sourced ingredients. Our menus are specially prepared daily ...

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We have ensured that there are specific areas designed for wheelchair users within our ground floor. There are also several parking spaces reserved for patrons with disabilities