Biography

The depth of emotion communicated in the songs of Conor O'Brien is reflected in his two Ivor Novello awards, for Best Song - "Becoming A Jackal", and Best Album - Darling Arithmetic, which formalised his reputation as one of the leading songwriters of his generation. Of even greater significance is the relationship Villagers have built with their audience, one coloured by a great sense of communal catharsis and the capacity for articulating the affairs of the heart that are too often left unspoken.

Latest Release

Villagers That Golden Time

Album | 10th May 2024

Following the kaleidoscopic adventure of Villagers’ fifth album Fever Dreams, award-winning Dublin singer-songwriter-instrumentalist-dramatist Conor O’Brien returns with the intimate inventory that he has named That Golden Time. 

No less intense than its more feverish predecessor, the exquisite new album un-furls O’Brien’s trademark melodic flair, his gift for simultaneously vivid and subtle arrangements and lyrics that couch his hopes, fears and dreams in richly absorbing poetry.

Latest Release

Villagers That Golden Time

Album | 10th May 2024

Album Description

Following the kaleidoscopic adventure of Villagers’ fifth album Fever Dreams, award-winning Dublin singer-songwriter-instrumentalist-dramatist Conor O’Brien returns with the intimate inventory that he has named That Golden Time. 

No less intense than its more feverish predecessor, the exquisite new album un-furls O’Brien’s trademark melodic flair, his gift for simultaneously vivid and subtle arrangements and lyrics that couch his hopes, fears and dreams in richly absorbing poetry.

Tracklisting

  • 1Truly Alone
  • 2First Responder
  • 3I Want What I Don't Need
  • 4You Lucky One
  • 5That Golden Time
  • 6Keepsake
  • 7Brother Hen
  • 8No Drama
  • 9Behind That Curtain
  • 10Money On The Mind
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Live Dates

  • Friday 24th May - Saturday 25th MayCaja Mágica, Madrid, Spain Buy Tickets
  • Tuesday 28th MayParadiso Grote Zaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands Buy Tickets
  • Wednesday 29th MayLantarenVenster, Rotterdam, Netherlands Buy Tickets
  • Thursday 30th MayChristianskirche Altona, Hamburg, Germany Buy Tickets
  • Saturday 1st JunePassionskirche Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany Buy Tickets
  • Sunday 2nd JuneLuxor, Cologne, Germany Buy Tickets
  • Monday 3rd JuneLa Maroquinerie, Paris, France Buy Tickets
  • Wednesday 5th JuneWylam Brewery, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK Buy Tickets
  • Thursday 6th JuneLeeds Irish Centre, Leeds, UK Buy Tickets
  • Saturday 8th JuneRoyal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK Buy Tickets