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Intricate songcraft, virtuoso fingerpicking and ear-catching melodic electronica combine in Villagers' astonishing music. 

The musical project of Dublin singer/songwriter Conor O’Brien, Villagers first came to prominence with the release of their debut album Becoming a Jackal which was shortlisted for the 2010 Mercury Prize, the Choice Music Prize and awarded an Ivor Novello for 'Best Song Musically & Lyrically' for the title track.

They’ve since become a prolific force in music.  The follow up album Awayland was also shortlisted for the Mercury Prize and awarded the Choice Music Prize.

Conor O’Brien was later awarded the prestigious Ivor Novello Album Award for Darling Arithmetic, the third release.

Always restless and inventive while staying true to the power and glory of song writing and melody, Villagers has made another great leap forward with the recent release of fourth studio album, The Art Of Pretending To Swim, described as their ‘most assured, and daring’ by The Independent. 

Following an extensive UK & European Sold Out tour, Villagers will be performing The Art Of Pretending To Swim for the first time in Edinburgh this summer. Intricate songcraft, virtuoso fingerpicking and ear-catching melodic electronica combine into a magical fusion of song writing.

Doors Open 7.00pm 
Villagers 8.00pm

Please note these times are approximate and subject to change.

Doors open
Start time
This concert will begin at 8.00pm with no support act

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15 August 2019

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book or watch. The 2021 programme will be announced in June.

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