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Kildare > Arts > Acabella - Women in Harmony

Acabella - Women in Harmony

Saturday 8th February 2003
8.00pm (Tickets €15) booking 045 448333

Acabella, composing Sarah Jayne Carey, Yvonne Crotty, Deirdre Harrington, Eileen McDevitt and Barnardine nic Giolla Phádraig are performing at the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, on Saturday 8th of February next.

From trad and folk, to jazz and blues, Acabella's wide-ranging repertoire reflects the varied musical backgrounds of its five members. The five teamed up after returning from the U.S in April 2001 where they were among the performers in a short tour of One Step Beyond, a concert based on the music of Liam Lawton.

Having discovered their vocal compatibility while on tour, the five women decided to indulge their mutual love of harmonizing. By September, Acabella was born and the women were experimenting with material and arrangements in ways that they hadn't initially envisaged. The resultant mood of their creative engagement with and eclectic mix of songs varies from sultry to exultant to poignant.

Many of Acabella's arrangements have a deceptive simplicity and a moving purity of sound while others are exciting for their vocal complexity. Always pleasing to the ear and brimming with the women's obvious love of singing, the harmonies and arrangements have a broad appeal. As each member is a lead singer in her own right, an Acabella concert has a vitality and energy all of its own!

For further information, please contact Catríona, Antoinette, Grainne or Lisa on
(045) 448314/5 or by e-mail at

For further information, please contact Catríona Fallon on 045 448315.
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street, Newbridge, Co Kildare

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