September 2017: You Won't Forget Me: Celebrating Maeve Brennan in Words & Music
Good evening folks,
What a nice summer we've been having and I hope you're all keeping well.
Following on from our US tour earlier this year to Chicago and New York, I"m delighted to announce a our last concert of the tour at
the National Concert Hall, Sept 12:
You Won't Forget Me, Celebrating Maeve Brennan in Words and Music.
Pre-concert talk 7:15 by Angela Bourke, author of biography,
Concert starts at 8pm with readings by Cathy Betlon.
I know I haven't sent out a newsletter in a while .... sometimes it's like that .. but the trip to the States was just brilliant. Super inspiring on so many levels. Wonderful to have the opportunity to work with so many different people in the different settings .. the American Writers' Museum, in Chicago, onto New York for The Village Trip, (Greenwich Village Festival) at The Washington Square Hotel, the American Irish Historical Society, and finally named by Downbeat's as one of top 100 Jazz Clubs in the world, The Cornelia St. Cafe. We stayed in the Washington Sq Hotel which has been a haunt for artists since 1907 - Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Hemingway, to Maeve Brennan had all stayed there ....! Well, I have an article coming out soon on it all that I will send on .....
So, the concert in the NCH is really the culmination of this year's work and the US tour on Maeve Brennan .. And we do hope you can join us.....
Good evening folks!
For fans of choral music, and especially Bach, my choir, the Dublin Bach Singers are performing a very special program tomorrow evening at the Pro Cathedral at 8pm. Please see below for program details.
Additionally I have been invited to take part in Wednesday's Women's Day Celebration with Kilmainham Arts Society this Wednesday at the Patriots Inn. I will perform songs and spoken word pieces with Mark Flynn on piano in the company of some brilliant women artists.
Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1067797083326941/
Friday 10th 8pm at Le Petit Breton I'm singing Jazz and Piaf! Please phone 01 850 0901 to book your table ( tiny wincy surcharge of 8E for music!)
And March Music in Mayo ...
the Linenhall Arts Centre, Thursday 23rd! Simply can't wait! I always love concerts in the Linenhall - Mayo people are great!... and am very excited to be working with acclaimed guitarist Julien Colarossi and young pianist Darragh Hennessy for this concert ... it's gonna be great!
Wish you all a restful Sat eve!
CHOIR LENTEN CONCERT MARCH 5 PRO CATHEDRAL
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
Bach: Motet - Jesu Meine Freude
Bach: Motet - O Jesu Christ Mein's Lebens Licht
Purcell: Jehova Quam Multi Sunt Hostes Mei
Saint Mary's Pro-Cathedral Girls' Choir
Dublin Bach Singers
Conductor: Blanaid Murphy
€20 at the door or online at Eventbrite
Good afternoon folks
Happy Spring Eve (it's about that time ... ) and for this year I wish you at least 2,017 good things!
Some housekeeping from 2016, thanks for supporting our concert in Sandford Church. We raised 300E for Hospice and 200E for Sandford Organ Fund. Yay!
A Literary Cocktail Evening Celebrating
Maeve Brennan In Ranelagh
Her Life & Work: Jazz, Words & Martinis
with Angela Bourke, Cathy Belton, & Emilie Conway
Sunday, February 5, 5pm
"The air was mild and fresh and shone with the faint unsteadiness that was exactly like the unsteadiness of colour inside a seashell"
"...... an observation struggled with a hope inside my head." - Maeve Brennan
... what more can i say? ... I can't recommend this event or this lady's writing enough.
I am delighted and privileged to be a part of this event. The image above is a painting by artist Caroline Canning ;)
Info: Ranelagh Arts Centre | ranelagharts.org | 01 547 7775 |
Delighted to be performing our first concert of Spring at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, next weekend. Yay! For old times sake I called it You Must Believe in Spring but there'll be lots of new material. And, after Easter we're headed west, to Mayo, the Linenhall, for a very special concert March 23. I'll be headed further West again, in May, as I've been invited to sing at the American Irish Historical Society, NYC. Very quietly excited about that of course - but lots of work before it happens, admin and music so ..keeping the head down for now...( with sporadic migration of tummy butterflies to the brain and krinkly smile eyes!)
Emilie Conway Quartet @ The Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
Friday February 3, Doors, 8pm
Emilie Conway Quintet @ Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Mayo
Thursday, March 23, 8pm
There's more, folks, but I think that's enough for now!
Take care of yourselves and each other & I look forward to seeing you soon!