January 2017: A Literary Cocktail Evening Celebrating Maeve Brennan in Ranelagh .... & more


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, thelinenhall.com

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!