Panarts Belfast Songwriters Presents: In The Round with Niamh McGlinchey, Allison Mcgrath, Tony Arata, and Pat Alger with guest Rory Nellis

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Panarts Belfast Songwriters Presents: In The Round with Niamh McGlinchey, Allison Mcgrath, Tony Arata, and Pat Alger with guest Rory Nellis
Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:30 PM
The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN
  • No cover charge
  • $10 food/drink minimum per person
Admission Type Price Quantity
SOLD OUT! There will be around 10-12 church pew seats (ALL-AGES) that are first come, first served when doors open. There’s always a possibility of more seats becoming available at the door due to no shows or last-minute cancellations.
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  • Ticket Price: $0.00
  • Door Time: 5:30 PM
  • Show Type: Singer / Songwriter
  • Restrictions: No cover charge
    $10 food/drink minimum per person
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Early shows at the Bluebird usually feature the best up and coming songwriters (and the occasional hit writer). They may not have a lot of hits yet, but you will see a great show.

There are 20 tables and 10 bar seats available for reservation. Pew Seats for these shows are not reserved in advance. These seats are available on a first come/ first served basis when doors open..
Niamh McGlinchey: Niamh’s music is an eclectic mix of folk, country and americana styles, all sprinkled with her unique “velvet voice”. Niamh’s ability to charm audiences with her unique style became evident from a young age, claiming an All-Ireland Title  in 2008, at just 15 years of age. In that same year, the budding singer-songwriter graced the hallowed turf of Croke Park to sing the national anthem, which is a much sought after opportunity. From there Niamh’s career in music catapulted as she represented the North in RTE’s All Ireland Talent Show in 2009, serenading the nation with her innocent rendition of Raglan Road.
Allison McGragth:
Tony Arata: Tony Arata was born in Savannah, Georgia and grew up on nearby Tybee Island. While studying for a journalism degree from Georgia Southern University, he began performing his original songs in local bands. In 1986, he and wife Jaymi moved to Nashville where his unique, soulful style began to get the attention of people like Allen Reynolds and Garth Brooks. Garth to date has recorded seven of Tony’s songs, and “The Dance” won song of the year at The Academy of Country Music and received both a Country Music Association and a Grammy nomination, as well as a most performed song in Radio and Records Magazine. He has also had No. 1 records with “Here I Am” for Patty Loveless, “I’m Holding My Own” for Lee Roy Parnell, and “Dreaming With My Eyes Open” for Clay Walker. Other artists who have recorded his songs include Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Delbert McClinton, Don Williams, Reba McEntire, Suzy Bogguss, and Hal Ketchum.

Tony has also done three solo albums featuring new songs, covers, and guest appearances by many of Nashville’s finest musicians as well as folks who have recorded his songs, including Garth, Patty, and Lee Roy. Brooks himself has said the following about Arata: One of my favorite songwriters has to be Tony Arata. He’s a cat who doesn’t care about appearances. He doesn’t care about money. He cares about his children, his wife, and his music. That’s neat.
Rory Nellis: Around 1990, a small boy saw Matthew Broderick miming to a Beatles song on a carnival float. Shortly afterwards, he started writing songs, and he’s been doing it ever since. Fast forward a few years and Belfast singer-songwriter Rory Nellis is currently working on his third album, the highly-anticipated follow-up to an LP widely considered one of the strongest Northern Irish albums of 2017, There Are Enough Songs in The World.
Capturing an artist whose music stems from carefully-crafted musings on life, death, relationships and – occasionally – politics, forthcoming single ‘The Fear’ finds Nellis at his most musically earworming, and lyrically incisive best. It’s a feature-length meditation on the the fact “we’re all in this together, for better or worse” that bursts with pathos and melody.