Moville musician on a 'hi' after
A FRIENDSHIP forged
over the music of Bob Dylan has led to exciting
opportunities for a local musician in Europe.
Moville singer-songwriter Sean Hiboy has just
returned from Switzerland and Germany where he
supported German artist Michael Moravek.
Guitarist Hiboy first met Moravek during Moville’s
annual Dylanfest in 2013.
"Michael was playing a great set of Dylan tunes with
top class violinist Kerstin Becker in the Sean Ti in
Greencastle and we got chatting and he invited me up
to play a few songs. We ended up playing the 2014
festival as a duo and have been friends ever since,"
From left, Sean Hiboy, Michael
Moravek, Lucas Prague and Steve Wickham play a set
as part of Moravek's solo album tour of Germany.
Moravek has been
described by critics as "one of the most creative
artists" on the German circuit with his recent tour
in support of his first solo album ‘In Transit (Is
What We Are)’.
Hiboy opened each concert nightly with a
highly-charged and warmly-received set of original
songs before joining Moravek’s band Planeausters as
"One of the many highlights of the tour was playing
with The Waterboy’s fiddler Steve Wickham who guests
on two tracks on Moravek’s album.
"Michael first introduced me to Steve backstage
after a brilliant Waterboy’s gig in Galway a while
back so it was great to meet up again and get to
play together with him and Michael's band who really
took Michael’s music to another level every night,"
Moville musician Hiboy plays mandolin
on stage with Michael Moravek and his band
The local musician, who
has previously shared stages with artists such as
Glen Hansard and The 4 of Us, has now been invited
back this summer by promoters both to perform and
record original material for inclusion in his first
solo album which he is currently working on.
"As a musician you couldn't ask for more than to be
travelling through beautiful countryside playing
with great musicians in wonderful venues to
audiences who really listened and appreciated every
song every night - though we could have done without
the freezing conditions. I’m looking forward to
going back in the summer and doing it all again," he