DAMIEN LEITH takes his acclaimed one man cabaret play THE PARTING GLASS: AN IRISH JOURNEY on the road!

Renowned Singer-Songwriter DAMIEN LEITH takes his acclaimed one man cabaret play THE PARTING GLASS: AN IRISH JOURNEY on the road to support his highly anticipated new album SONGS FROM IRELAND

There is no doubt about it, Damien Leith is a man of many talents. The soft spoken musician with the Irish-accent has earned his way into the hearts of Australian audiences and is revered for not only his performances as an incredible singer-songwriter, but also author and playwright. Now, with a new album under his belt – Songs from Ireland – music fans and art-lovers alike will have the chance to get a glimpse into another side of Damien as he takes his acclaimed one man cabaret play The Parting Glass: An Irish Journey on the road.

The Parting Glass made its debut at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival where it received a rousing response. More recently, it played a sell-out show at The Joan in Sydney and Chapel Off Chapel in Melbourne, receiving standing ovations at both venues. The musical play, which takes place in an Irish pub, sees Damien take on the role of both a father and a son as they get to the bottom of a deep secret that has haunted them both. It is filled with humour and emotion, and, as you would expect from any pub setting in Ireland, it features a live band.

Every aspect of the The Parting Glass was carefully thought out, including the music selection. Having the live band really does give that ‘sitting in a pub having a pint’ atmosphere. “The music throughout the show is Irish music,” Damien says. “There is a collection of songs that I have just loved for years, songs like Danny Boy, Rocky Road to Dublin… the band play all the traditional instruments, fiddle, tin whistle, bodhran – it is a real Irish experience. You’ve got the drama side of it and the rousing Irish music.”

After the success of the cabaret festival, it was always Damien’s intention to take the show out on the road, it just took a couple of years to find time between his other musical commitments. “I’ve been meaning to do it for a long time,” he says. “We got an incredible response [at the cabaret festival] – standing ovations – getting such a great response I wanted to bring it on the road.”

Damien Leith first captured the hearts of the Australian public in the 2006 reality television show Australian Idol. Since then he has enjoyed platinum selling albums and multiple awards including ARIAs, MTV Australia Video Music Awards and Helpmann Awards. In addition to his incredible musical successes, he has also hosted and co-hosted multiple television shows and penned two novels.

His new album, Songs From Ireland – due for release on Friday 13th March – celebrates Damien’s heritage and delivers another chapter in the creative life of this remarkable singer. Recorded in Sydney and Dublin, it features contributions from Sharon Corr, Sharon Shannon and, via the wonders of modern technology, the late Bing Crosby.

The Parting Glass certainly continues to demonstrate Damien’s versatility as a performer, making a seamless transition on stage from acting to singing. Audiences will be taken on a journey, invited into the snug Irish pub with two endearing characters – they may laugh, they may cry – but they’ll certainly be entertained.

“The rousing renditions of traditional Irish songs were a highlight…” – Anna Vlach, Adelaide Advertiser

“An entertaining, Irish-flavoured experience courtesy of a talented performer.” – Jamie Wright, Theatre Guide Australia.

Damien Leith’s new album Songs From Ireland is released through Sony Music on Friday 13th March 2015. Tickets for The Parting Glass: An Irish Journey are on sale now.



Friday 8th May 2015

Milton Theatre, MILTON NSW

(02) 4455 3056(02) 4455 3056 | www.miltontheatre.com.au


Saturday 9th May 2015

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, WOLLONGONG NSW

(02) 4224 5999(02) 4224 5999 | www.merrigong.com.au


Thursday 14th May 2015

Gladstone Entertainment Centre, GLADSTONE QLD

(07) 4972 2822(07) 4972 2822 | www.gladecc.com.au


Friday 15th May 2015


(07) 4122 6060(07) 4122 6060 | www.brolgatheatre.org


Saturday 16th May 2015


136 246 | www.qpac.com.au


Saturday 23rd May 2015

Hydro Majestic – Medlow Bath, BLUE MOUNTAINS NSW

1300 438 8491300 438 849 | www.hydromajestic.com.au




Thursday 4th June 2015

Griffith Regional Theatre, GRIFFITH NSW

(02) 6962 8444(02) 6962 8444 | www.griffithregionaltheatre.com.au


Friday 5th June 2015

Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, WAGGA WAGGA NSW

(02) 6926 9688(02) 6926 9688 | www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/civic-theatre


Saturday 6th June 2015

Albury Entertainment Centre, ALBURY NSW

(02) 6043 5610(02) 6043 5610 | www.alburycity.nsw.gov.au


Saturday 13th June 2015

Canterbury Leagues Club, CANTERBURY NSW

(02) 9704 7777(02) 9704 7777 | www.canterbury.com.au


Friday 19th June 2015

Evan Theatre, PENRITH NSW

1800 061 9911800 061 991 FREE | www.penrith.panthers.com.au


Saturday 20th June 2015


(02) 9454 4000(02) 9454 4000 | www.deewhyrsl.com.au


Friday 26th June 2015


(02) 6581 8888(02) 6581 8888 | www.glasshouse.org.au


Saturday 27th June 2015


(02) 4956 2066(02) 4956 2066 | www.lizottes.com.au




Friday 10th July 2015

The Palms @ Crown, MELBOURNE VIC

1300 795 0121300 795 012 | www.crownmelbourne.com.au


Saturday 11th July 2015

Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, MORWELL VIC

(03) 5176 3333(03) 5176 3333 | www.latrobe.vic.gov.au


Saturday 18th July 2015

Street Theatre, CANBERRA ACT

(02) 6247 1223(02) 6247 1223 | www.thestreet.org.au


Saturday 25th July 2015

Mingara Recreation Club, CENTRAL COAST NSW

(02) 4349 7799(02) 4349 7799 | www.mingara.com.au


Thursday 30th July 2015

Wesley Performing Arts Centre, HORSHAM VIC

(03) 5382 6699(03) 5382 6699 | www.wesleypac.com.au


Friday 31st July 2015

Geelong Performing Arts Centre, GEELONG VIC

(03) 5225 1200(03) 5225 1200 | www.gpac.org.au




Saturday 1st August 2015

Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, WANGARATTA VIC

(03) 5722 8105(03) 5722 8105 | www.wangarattapac.com.au


Friday 14th August 2015

Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, HOBART TAS

1300 795 2571300 795 257 | www.tixtas.com.au


Saturday 15th August 2015

Launceston Country Club, LAUNCESTON TAS

1300 795 2571300 795 257 | www.tixtas.com.au


Sunday 16th August 2015

Burnie Arts & Function Centre, BURNIE TAS

(03) 6430 5850(03) 6430 5850 | www.burniearts.net




Saturday 19th September 2015

The Jetty Theatre, COFFS HARBOUR NSW

(02) 6652 8088(02) 6652 8088 | www.jettytheatre.com


For more information, please visit www.damienleith.com


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