Some truly amazing Irish Singer and Songwriters have played in Copenhagen the last few days – Glen Hansard, Mark Geary and James Cramer.
The talented singer and songwriter James Cramer is probably best known as the lively frontman of the Dublin-based band Tupelo.
In Copenhagen, he had left his band and all the banjos behind and was only accompanied on stage by his acoustic guitars, guitjo, bozouki, harmonicas, piano and a glass of wine.
Here he showed much quieter and more serious side of himself. He played a full set of his own songs and it quickly became apparent how multi-talented he is.
As well as being a competent musician, he is also very entertaining – often very cheeky and he has probably offended a few in the audience along the way.
He masters the art of storytelling and his interest in Irish history shines through in much of his song writing.
He told the story of how he came across the beautiful poems of Irish poet Matt Duggan in a bookstore in Ireland. Duggan was a WWII prisoner and during that time, he wrote poems about the mountains and lochs near his home in County Fermanagh. James became inspired by the poems and made them into 7 songs on his debut album “The Lights of Lisnaskay”