Episode With Richie Sadlier: Damien Dempsey
Today’s season finale with Damien Dempsey is a beautiful journey through music mixed with some hilarious stories about Shane MacGowan, Ronnie Drew, and a live performance from his kitchen table that blew Richie and Killian away.
In ten days time, Damien will take to the stage at Vicar Street for the first of six of his now iconic Christmas gigs at the venue, concerts which have taken on a huge emotional significance for his fans. Ahead of those shows and in the midst of recording his new album, Richie sat down with Damo in his home in Donaghmede to chat about that Vicar Street magic and how little pressure there is when you and the audience want the exact same thing: the best gig of their lives.
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I was astonished by @terencepower_’s story on ‘Episode’ w/ @RichieSadlier & maybe I shouldn’t have been. It’s a brilliant, inspirational conversation on his early years in poverty & the reality of life in the Dorset St flats as a kid.
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— Mark Horgan (@Younghorgan) December 5, 2023