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June 02, 2010

Impossibly Beautiful- Julie Feeney at Riverbank Arts Centre

Julie Feeney.jpg Appearing Friday June 18th -

“She is an innovator, an original; incomparable with any of her contemporaries and she has created what might just be the Irish album of the year” CD of the Week * * * * The Ticket, The Irish Times

 “Feeney effortlessly bridges the classical, pop and singer-songwriter worlds with astoundingly melodic consequences. A unique artist, miles ahead of her contemporaries here and abroad” CD of the Week * * * * Sunday Tribune

 ‘pages is never less than captivating’ Pick of the Week * * * * RTE Guide

 “…confirms Feeney as Ireland’s pre-eminent esoteric songbird” Album of the Week * * * * Metro

 “pages is a wee masterpiece” * * * * Hot Press

 “(pages) confirms Feeney as one of the most original talents on the Irish music scene today” * * * * Sunday Business Post

 “…utterly fantastic, full of light and space, wit and melody” The Word

 Julie Feeney's second album ‘pages’ was released last year to massive critical acclaim, she was nominated for both the Choice Music Prize and Meteor Award for ‘Best Female’.  ‘Impossibly Beautiful’ is currently featured in the VHI ad on the TV and the radio campaign.  

Following on from a hugely successful trip to South X Southwest in Texas, Julie will perform at Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge on Friday June 18th and for anyone with an interest in music, this is not a show you’ll want to miss. 

Julie first made her mark on the international music scene by winning the Choice Music Prize with her debut album 13 songs, and has made a huge leap forward with her popular album  pages. A one-woman powerhouse of creative energy and technical expertise, she tackled the project in a spirit of almost mystical enquiry. 

Having designed the artwork, which is based on a unique, hand-stitched dress sculpted from the actual pages of the musical score, Julie’s  tour consists of a small (eight-piece) orchestra, putting on a show that combines songs from both her albums with elements of theatre and performance art.

“I've decided that instead of having my classical hat and then my other hats, as an artist I want to embrace each of them all as a whole,” she says. “I feel that I'm developing all the time. That's what I'm here for.”

 Julie may be a dreamer, but she is also one of life's achievers. She has three Masters degrees, plays ten instruments and was a professional singer for the National Chamber Choir in Ireland for five years. She has composed scores for concert performances, contemporary dance productions and for short films. She has studied psychoanalysis and has lectured in education. She has worked as a photographic, live art and catwalk model, and as a "movement actor" in the world of contemporary dance. And, for the record, she is also an accomplished windsurfer and a kayaking enthusiast. With all these accolades under her belt it’s no wonder she’s now taking audiences by storm.

 To see Julie Feeney in the intimate setting of Riverbank Arts Centre is an opportunity not to be missed. Tickets only €14/€12, to book call Riverbank Arts Centre on 045 448327 or book online at

 Tickets €14/€12

Riverbank Box Office 045 448327

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