Welcome to my Website !
Apologies to all for taking so long to put this together, but just like my 2010 Benefit CD I wanted to learn how to do it myself ! The fact is that Facebook and other social media have been so useful in recent years that they have served the purpose of a dedicated website and I have been so busy with gigs, sessions, and other musical activities that I have only now got around to it !
The website gives me the chance to describe my musical journey from a ‘60’s folkgroup to summer seasons in Achill and the Algarve, gigs from Ranelagh to Renvyle, my 5 year residency in the International Bar in Dublin which helped to establish it as an important small gig venue, and piano/keyboard playing in hotels, clubs and pubs around Dublin, to my current playing in a country music and Americana scene in Dublin and beyond.
I have details of my recordings in the 1980’s and my 2010 Benefit CD, also radio interviews, with live songs and chat, especially on Dublin local radio and I plan to keep this updated with news on my blog page of new gigs and sessions as I currently do on Facebook.
Please do get in touch thro' my Contact Page, especially if we met over the years at any of the gigs ! Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Horan Music - country, folk, blues, Irish, contemporary and popular songs, on guitar, piano / keyboard .
Influences on Guitar – James Taylor, Paul Simon, Gordon Lightfoot, Chet Atkins, Mark Knopfler.
Influences on Piano / Keyboards – Dr John, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder , Elton John, Micheal O’Suilleabhain, Abba.
“Tom Horan & Friends” Dublin Folk and Blues Club for over 5 years which helped to establish the International Bar, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2, as a premier music venue during the `80’s and `90’s. Recordings at this time played on RTE and local radio stations nationwide.
Piano / Vocals in Dublin hotels and restaurants over the years e.g. Shelbourne, Royal Marine, Westbury, Le Caprice, QV2, Pier 32 etc.
“Home and Away”- summer seasons entertainer from “Achill to the Algarve” , and from “Renvyle to Ranelagh”.
Music Teacher - individual and personalised guitar lessons , and piano / keyboard lessons for adults.
Gigs from 2007 - return to roots music featuring a lot of the “New” country music , “Americana”, as well as blues, folk, Irish and contemporary with other musicians especially Joe Ryan on steel guitar / mandolin ( well known Dublin steel player & recording artist with regular appearances on Late Late Show with Irish and visiting U.S. country artists )
CD 2010 featuring some of the most popular songs at gigs over the years –a benefit CD for The Irish Cancer Society, The Hospice Foundation and The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.