After many years of singing all over the world on Queen Mary 2, production shows and concerts, Eric Patrick Nolan a native of Mitchelstown, Co Cork decided it was, at last, time to take a leap of faith and put all his energy into creating an album of Celtic and easy listening music. His efforts have finally paid off and after two years working on his debut album, the end result is “Listen to the River” which was released recently.
Creating the album, Eric’s main aim was to put a new spin on some of Ireland’s finest songs and to the songs that he loves to sing. Eric developed a deep love of all music and especially Celtic music from an early age and that love affair led him to study his craft in London which subsequently gave him the opportunity to sing and fulfil his other love, that of travel, all across the world.
From winning Scor for Celtic/folk singing to being awarded the Gold Medal from the Royal Irish Academy of Music for highest marks achieved for classical and musical theatre singing, Eric also played many leading roles for the Cork Opera House receiving praise from local Cork press who described him as “a remarkable singer and entertainer”. Eric was fortunate to have received a full scholarship to The Guildford School of Acting and graduated in 2010 with BA honours.
For his “Listen to the River” tour, Eric says that he is thrilled to be bringing his concert to St. John’s Theatre and can’t wait to meet and sing for the people of Listowel.
The concert will include an array of bewitching Irish favourites and uplifting anthems from artists such as Neil Diamond, Don McLean etc. An enthralling night of entertainment that is not to be missed. “Listen to the River” St. John’s Theatre, 16th of May, 8pm. Tickets €15 available on 068 22566.