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Inspiral Carpets legend Tom Hingley to play The Oriel Centre

Inspiral Carpets legend Tom Hingley to play The Oriel Centre

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Spoil your dad this Father’s Day and let him relive his glory days with tickets to see 90’s Madchester legend Tom Hingley this autumn.

Tom Hingley will perform in Dundalk this October. Pictured above is the group he made his name in, Inspiral Carpets

Tom Hingley, former lead singer with the classic line up of Inspiral Carpets where for 22 years he sang on all their chart hits, appeared on Top of the Pops and toured the world will bring his acoustic show to the Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol on Saturday October 14th.

Hingley was lead singer with ‘Madchester’ band, Inspiral Carpets until 2011. His signature vocal sound can be heard on all the ‘glory days’ hits including ‘This is How it Feels’, and ‘Saturn 5’, and helped catapult the band to stardom in the early nineties. 25 years and 15 top 40 singles later Tom continues to enjoy a successful solo career.

Tom plays original music; an eclectic mix of folk, soul, gospel and blues with plenty of heart, as well as acoustic renditions of Inspiral classics. With his inimitable voice, and raw, honest performances – complete with slide guitar! – Tom continues to entertain fans old and new

No stranger to Dundalk, Tom with Inspiral Carpets made a pit stop at a garage for Tayto Crisps in the town in the early nineties near a primary school. At the time Inspiral Carpets were highly famous to children as they had composed the theme tune to the Saturday morning kids show ‘The 8.15 From Manchester’. Within seconds the school children had spotted their psychedelic clothes and unmistakable bowl head haircuts through the school windows and according Tom “all hundred of them streamed out of their lessons: it was like something out of the Bible, Moses parting the Red Sea maybe. A very dirty game of football ensued with the hundreds of them playing us, with their small legs chopping away at us with tackles.”

If you were one of the children who took part in this match or it was your dad then maybe come along on the night and ask Tom for a rematch!

Limited tickets are available for this show and early booking is advised. For tickets go click here or visit

Check out Tom performing This Is How It Feels with Inspiral Carpets below…

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