Illegal Smile Ireland

When John Prine passed away in 2020 due to Covid 19 the world was bereft at the passing of a multi grammy winning artist widely revered as one of the most gifted American singer songwriters of our time with the ability to channel humour and heartbreak into his observations on the human condition in all its characteristics from the cradle to the grave.

Illegal Smile Ireland are a 5 piece band from Northern Ireland and are without doubt the foremost aficionados of John Prine’s music in Europe and the UK. The band have received standing ovations at all their concerts including The Belfast Guinness Blues Cafe, The Grand Social Dublin and the prestigious Whelans Dublin.

They do not set out to look or even sound like John Prine rather they skilfully reproduce his songs with integrity, sincerity and with the musical skill listeners associate with John’s songs.

See our recent radio interview with Micky Ferry of Q102 Derry about the upcoming gig on Saturday 14th May in Strabane
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