Damien Dempsey

Damien Dempsey records Yeats2015 song for Dublin2020

Award-winning Dublin musician Damien Dempsey will be recording a music video and new song this Friday in Dublin locations that are close to his heart, showing his support for the Dublin2020 campaign.

Dempsey’s new song, which features lyrics from W.B. Yeats’ poem The Death of Cuchulain, will be released to the public on Saturday to mark what would have been Yeats’ 150th birthday. The shoot locations will include Yeats’ Cottage in Howth, Dublin Writers Museum, The Abbey Theatre and The Martello Tower at Sandymount – and we’re sure his fans will want to be part of this great day.

Damien Dempsey’s debut album in 2000, set him apart as a unique and important voice, championed from an early stage in his career by Sinéad O’Connor and others. He’s since delivered a number of chart-topping albums in 2003, 2005 and 2007.

Damien’s fans include Brian Eno, Sinéad O’Connor, Bob Dylan and U2, (many of whom he has shared a bill with), and Morrissey, who invited him to support him on his US tour.

You can watch the video live on our YouTube channel from 13th of June!