All Together now festival

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Super buzzed to be playing All Together Now Festival in August with all these superstars. Curraghmore House, Co Waterford, Bank Hol 03-05 Aug.


The National at Donnybrook Stadium, Dublin

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Excited to announce that we'll be joining The National for a Sold Out show at Donnybrook Stadium, Dublin, on Saturday 16th June alongside the wonderful Cate Le Bon and Rostam! We'll be playing some new songs so this will be a big one for us. See you all there xo Conor

Longitude Festival

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I’ve been invited by Mumford and Sons to perform a special one-off “Gentlemen Of The Road” show at this year’s Longitude Festival. It’s going to be the only show this summer and I’m looking forward to some special guest musicians joining me on stage. Come see us at Marlay Park on 16th July!

Tickets here

Fortunate Child

Myself and Nico Muhly wrote and recorded a track to feature on This Ain't No Disco.

Excited to share Fortunate Child with you today:

Video filmed by Donal Dineen


COnor wins ivor novello album award

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On 19th May 2016 Conor O’Brien was awarded the Ivor Novello Album Award for DARLING ARITHMETIC.

The Ivors celebrate, honour and reward excellence in songwriting and composing in works released in the UK and Ireland. The Album Award acknowledges the album as a body of work and the category also credits consistently exceptional songwriting across an entire album. Conor previously won an Ivor Novello for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for Becoming a Jackal back in 2011.

VILLAGERS on tour now

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Throughout January and Feburary Villagers will be on tour in Europe - to see the dates click the poster, left, or please go for ticket info.

where have you been all my life?

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Hi all, I'm absolutely thrilled to announce the release of a new Villagers album entitled Where Have You Been All My Life?, out January 8th 2016.

Recorded in one day at RAK Studios, London, it distils five years of songwriting into one flowing narrative, reimagining older material as well as present tunes from the most recent studio album 'Darling Arithmetic'. 18 songs were captured in a day and 12 have been chosen for the final cut. All are first or second takes, without overdubs or studio trickery. For more information, follow the links below.

It will be available on LP, CD, Digital and Delux Limited Edition Green Vinyl LP - all available to pre-order now.
Domino Mart, CD & LP Pre-order: click here
iTunes, Digital Pre-order: click here

To celebrate we’ll be going on tour in the New Year. Tickets for all shows are now available.

Ticket info:

See you soon,

Darling Arithmetic



We got good at pretending, then pretending got us good.

Hot Scary Summer (Official video) - directed by Hi-Sim


In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited

I'm super excited to be re-joining the cast of In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited for the following shows in November:

18 Nov 2015 DUBLIN National Concert Hall Tickets

19 Nov 2015 BRISTOL Colston Hall Tickets

21 Nov 2015 PARIS Philharmonie (8.30 pm) Tickets

22 Nov 2015 PARIS Philharmonie (4 pm) Tickets

23 Nov 2015 NANTES Cite Des Congres Tickets

In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited


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Villagers are excited to announce a headline show at San Francisco's Swedish American Hall on October 3rd.

Tickets on sale here

U.S. tour with Paul Weller and john grant

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Buzzed to be opening for Paul Weller on his US West Coast run - and super-excited to announce that we'll be making our way over to the East Coast to join John Grant in October! Full dates below:

29 Sept VANCOUVER Commodore Ballroom +
30 Sept SEATTLE The Neptune +
01 Oct PORTLAND Wonder Ballroom +
03 Oct SAN FRANCISCO Swedish American Hall (o)
04 Oct SAN FRANCISCO The Fillmore +
06 Oct SAN DIEGO North Park Theater +
07 Oct LOS ANGELES Fonda Theater +
08 Oct LOS ANGELES Fonda Theater +
09 Oct POMONA Fox Theater +
13 Oct WASHINGTON DC The Hamilton *
14 Oct PHILADELPHIA World Café Live *
16 Oct CAMBRIDGE The Sinclair *
17 Oct NEW YORK (Le) Poisson Rouge *
19 Oct TORONTO Mod Club *

+ with Paul Weller
* with John Grant
(o) Headline Show

Ticket Info:


KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic

It was amazing to play the legendary KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic session in LA. Watch and listen in full here.

June shows in the US

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Villagers will be visting California in June to play some shows with Patrick Watson, as well as a headline LA show at The Echo. Tickets available here.

02 June SAN FRANCISCO The Chapel
w/Patrick Watson (SOLD OUT)

04 June LA Hollywood Forever Cemetery
w/Patrick Watson (SOLD OUT)

05 June LA The Echo KCRW Presents
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06 June SAN DIEGO Casbah
w/Patrick Watson

On Tour Throughout April/May

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Tickets are now available for all April/May shows -