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Kildare > Arts > Eleanor Mc Evoy In Concert

Eleanor Mc Evoy In Concert

Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge
Friday 14 May 2004
8.00pm (Tickets €16/13)

Booking 045 448333

Eleanpor McEvoyThe Riverbank Arts Centre is continuing to bring you the cream of culture and entertainment in one show.

Eleanor McEvoy is one of the best known artists to come out of Ireland in the last decade. Not only is she recognised as one of the leading singer songwriters of her generation but also as a fine and much respected multi-instrumentalist.

From her early career honed and developed in Ireland Eleanor has gone on to become an artist and performer known throughout the world for her stunning live performances. As a result of what one music critic described as “Ms McEvoy's flawless performances” the lady has now built a loyal and devoted fan base throughout the UK, USA, Australia, Asia and Europe.

Her song writing and critically acclaimed canon of work spans five albums, several singles and appearances on numerous compilation albums one of which ( A Woman's Heart , A Decade On ) has just won compilation album of the year from Irish Music Magazine.

Eleanor McEvoy songs have been performed by a legion of artists, translated into other languages, used in film and performed by artists as diverse as Emmylou Harris and Curved Air's Sonja Kristina. Her co-writing song credits have seen her published with fellow writers and performers such as Rodney Crowell, Lloyd Cole, Brad Parker and Henry Priestman.

Ms McEvoy has just followed up her award winning album Yola with the re-release of her first album the eponymous Eleanor McEvoy . The re-mastered album appears under the working title “Special Edition”.

In its new guise it is presented with an additional four tracks Et C'est Bien, Wilderness, Cats Eyes and Corazon de Mujer.

Autumn 2003 saw Eleanor putting the finishing touches to her brand new studio album scheduled for release in the early part of 2004. As a natural progression from this recording Eleanor will be touring from March 2004.

"Ms. McEvoy the Irish songwriter who performed at Tramps has the skills of a first-rate songwriter, she sings with a voice that is forthright and welcoming, from a breathy low register up to a clear mezzo-soprano." Jon Pareles. New York Times

"Watching Eleanor McEvoy play to a full house, one had the feeling all were in on the start of something...good. Very good! Deservingly, McEvoy was called back for two encores" Hollywood Reporter

"McEvoy's musical proficiency extends to her vocals intense and captivating, she is capable of rendering peaks and valleys,----- picking up a guitar she began seducing the crowd with "Finding Myself Lost Again" she swiftly slid over to keyboards for a dizzying duo "For You" and "It's Not Quite Love". Then handling a violin with fluid virtuosity, McEvoy kicked into "Leave Her Now", again winning a rapturous response." Hot Press

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