Mundy to play June Fest in Newbridge

Judge Roy Beans gig

Leinster Leader reporter


Leinster Leader reporter


Mundy to play June Fest in Newbridge


Mundy may be appearing in Newbridge in June, but the Offaly native is bound to bring his “July” magic to Judge Roy Beans as part of June Fest.

The gig takes place on Saturday, June 17 at 8.30pm. 

The singer/songwriter is one of a number of artists to successfully make the transition from street busking in Dublin to international stardom during the '90s.

Mundy's mainly acoustic, folk-based pop/rock has been compared to Damien Rice and Josh Ritter; however, his style is more upbeat and celebratory than either, and his jangle pop influence and tendency to experiment with unconventional sonic textures and beats further distinguishes him.

Mundy signed with Sony subsidiary Epic Records, and released his debut single, "To You I Bestow”, shortly before his album “Jelly Legs” was released in 1996. Mundy went on to release the multi platinum record 24 Star Hotel, with hit tracks ‘July’ and ‘Mexico’ becoming firm favourites.

Raining Down Arrows, which hit the #1 slot in the Irish Album Charts, came next and was recorded in the musically revered city of Austin, Texas.

His first live album “Live and Confusion” followed recorded at a storming and sold out Vicar St show. It was certified platinum in 2007. “Galway Girl” was recorded as an encore and went on to become the best selling single and most downloaded song two years in a row in Ireland.

His 4th studio album, “Strawberry Blood”, followed in 2009. “Shuffle” was released in 2011 and was a gorgeous ode to some of Mundy’s most favourite songwriters.

He’s since been touring the US, performing at The Royal Albert Hall - not to mention the small matter of performing for Barack Obama both on his Irish visit, and at his home in The White House.

The latest album ‘Mundy’ was released in 2015 and Mundy has been very busy touring ever since.

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