When:Thursday 19 March, 7pm for 7.15 support act and 8pm show
Cost:$35 General Admission, $30 Concession
Eleanor McEvoy is one of Ireland’s foremost songwriters.
She is the composer and co-performer of “A Woman’s Heart” the title track for the best-selling Irish album in Irish history. In May 2019 it was voted by the Irish public as being in the TOP 10 of Ireland’s Favourite Folk Songs. It features regularly on screen, most recently in 2019 in the award winning sit-com “Derry Girls”
Eleanor began her career as a session musician in Dublin, playing for numerous recordings and artists including U2, Sinead O’Connor and Mary Black. She was also a violinist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland for five years, but her real passion was songwriting.
Eleanor released her eponymous debut on Geffen records in LA, followed by tours in the USA, Europe and the Far East. She moved to Columbia Records in New York for her second album “What’s Following Me?” Since then, Eleanor has gone on to become an artist and performer known throughout the world. Her critically acclaimed canon of work spans fifteen albums most recently “Naked Music” and “The Thomas Moore Project”. She has also had numerous cover versions of her songs by performers such as Emmylou Harris, Mary Black, Phil Coulter, Mary Coughlan, Bella Hardy, (BBC folk singer of the year) Eliza Carthy, Derek Ryan, Jack L, and up and coming Irish band Saint Sister
Her song “Sophie” was described by David Smith in The Guardian as “an anthem that is touching, inspiring and consoling thousands of anorexic girls around the world” and it is used internationally in treatment centres to treat patients with eating disorders.
McEvoy’s latest album “Forgotten Dreams” (2019) was recorded in Air Studios in London as a Direct-Cut-to-Vinyl. Featuring “The Spanish Word For Heart is Corazon” due to popular demand it is now also available on CD.
Bar open from 7pm
Support act in the lodge from 7.15pm
Main show in the theatre from 8.00pm
Tickets: $35 General Admission, $30 Concession