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Friday 13th October
Affiniti – Hollywood Salutes Bing Crosby
Tickets €21.86 from www.affinitimusic.com
On the 40th anniversary of his death, renowned Classical Crossover trio Affiniti present ‘Hollywood Salutes Bing Crosby’.The show celebrates Bing’s relationship with his leading ladies and his contemporary Frank Sinatra. A host of stars from Marilyn Monroe to Judy Garland will pay tribute to the legend through song. Bing’s nephew Howard Crosby is flying from USA with his pianist Randy Kaping to regale Irish audiences with personal stories about his uncle and share the magic of the Crosby
Voice! Featuring songs from the Golden Age of Hollywood including ‘I’ll be Seeing You’, ‘Stardust’, ‘Misty’, and ‘Swingin’ on a Star’ Affiniti is a trio made up of harp, violin and voice who are renowned for their fusion of classical, contemporary and celtic music. They have toured the States with Bing’s nephew Howard Crosby on numerous occasions over the years and have been described by The Boston Globe as ‘full of soul, sass and sophistication, as well as exquisite technique’
The New York Times calls 3-time Grammy winner Tom Chapin “one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music.” Chapin is a renowned singer / songwriter for both family and adult audiences. His career spans Broadway, TV, documentary and feature films, and the concert stage. With 25 recordings and hundreds of songs in his repertoire, Chapin serves up a tasty mix of story songs, ballads, comedic and political songs, family music, sing-alongs, old-time folk classics and a favorite song or two of his late brother Harry’s. Tom accompanies himself on guitar, banjo and autoharp and is joined by regular musical collaborator Michael Mark.
In the afternoon, Chapin presents a lively, interactive and fun-filled performance which engages the hearts, minds and imaginations of young listeners. His witty, life-affirming original songs convey positive messages about family, good food and the green earth. Lend your voice, sing a round, learn a song in sign language and discover the music of a didjeridoo.
Friday 10th November
. . . . plus special guests Laetare Vocal Ensemble
Tickets €10 & booking fee from www.eventbrite.ie
Doors 7.30pm / Show 8pm
“A taster from the Leitrim singer-songwriter’s forthcoming début album shows a craftswoman who knows the right measure of guile and atmospherics which a soundscape of this majesty requires.” (Jim Carroll, Irish Times, reviewing first single & title track, ‘West to the Evening Sun’)
West to the Evening Sun is an album that is, at its purest, a love letter home, and at its rawest, a restless cry for hope and adventure. From Carrick on Shannon, Ailie Blunnie writes music that is steeped in the stillness and beauty of the landscapes of her childhood, and infuses it with a vibrancy and vigour that lends an urban edge to the new Irish popular music genre in which she works.
She has released two singles from her imminent début album to critical acclaim, and her songwriting proficiency came to international attention when ‘How much do you love me?’ (from On love.. and other murder mysteries (2013; EP)) won the prestigious UK Songwriting Contest (2014; Love Songs).
Four years in the making, West to the Evening Sun confronts personal struggles in the same breath as it does societal and global ones, tenderly transmuting the everyday greyscale into full-colour sensory experience. The result is a series of ten songs, each a watercolour of sound and texture, unified by a deeply immersive sense of hope and resistance.
Ailie is joined by her six-piece band and very special guests, Laetare Vocal Ensemble, conducted by Róisin Blunnie.
“So new, so fresh, and so good” (Carl Corcoran, The Blue of the Night, RTE Lyric FM)
Saturday 2nd December
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