Ultan Conlon & The Night Owls
Acclaimed Galway song writer Ultan Conlon has a unique ability to capture the fragility of the human spirit through his lyrics which have been honed over two decades of writing and performing. The quality of UltanConlon’s songwriting is equally matched by his powerful yet melancholy voice that critics have likened tothe great Roy Orbison.
Ultan Conlon’s third studio album ‘Last Days of the Night Owl’ was chosen ‘Album of the Week’ by Radio 1last year with two singles from the album, ‘The Measure’ and ‘A Weak Heart Like Mine’, a duet with MaryCoughlan, each hitting the No.1 spot on the station’s Airplay chart.
Last October Ultan Conlon and Mary Coughlan performed ‘A Weak Heart Like Mine’ on the Ray D’Arcy show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdgImdRnh4k
Ultan’s current single ‘In the Blink of an Eye’ was mixed in the US by the six time Grammy Award winning producer Vance Powell who has worked with The White Stripes and Chris Stapleton.
Below is a Soundcloud link to hear ’In the Blink of an Eye’.
2018 was a very successful year for Ultan Conlon with a series of high profile shows as a guest of the legendary John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival at the 3 Arena and at the Trinity College Summer Series at the invitation of Roxy Music ’s Bryan Ferry. Ultan Conlon also toured Ireland with Eddi Reader and The Stunning.
“Ultan Conlon’s album ‘Last Days of the Night Owl’ has a timeless quality, reminiscent of Richard Hawley, combining lyrical expressions of fragility within a sumptuous musical setting”. R2 magazine