Sunday 2nd April
Brooksie Wells & Round Hill
3pm in the vestry
Admission free – donations encouraged to be shared between Church Restoration Fund and the artistes
With connections and friends in the Unitarian Universalist denomination, Brooksie Wells grew up in the South with parents who fought for Civil Rights and the Equal Rights Amendment. She moved to New York City in the 1970s, where the thriving folk music scene heavily influenced her music. Bobby Darin discovered Brooksie at the age of 19, and she wrote for years for Chappell Music, with several of her songs used in recordings and movie soundtracks. After raising two children, Brooksie began recording again and her last album, Down Home Divas, went to #2 on the Roots Americana Charts. She comes to Ireland with a new album – North East Rising Sun – to promote and we are pleased to welcome her to Dublin Unitarian Church on her first visit to our country and our church.
She will be joined for this tour by Round Hill, a duo consisting of Lisa Kay Howard and Wally Hughes.
Brooksie is also in Ireland playing a few other dates on a short tour. The other venues are
Mon. 3rd: Mick Murphy’s Bar, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare (Ballymore Acoustic Gigs)
Tues. 4th: The Red Room, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone
Wed. 5th: Matt Molloy’s, Bridge St., Westport, Co. Mayo 7.00-9.00 p.m.
Fri. 7th: Tech Amergin Arts Centre, Waterville, Co. Kerry
We wish her well on this, her first visit to Ireland.
This concert is the first in a series of monthly Sunday afternoon recitals / concerts where the artist will contribute music to the Sunday service and then stay on to perform in the church in the afternoon. We invite all congregation and friends of the church to mark in their diaries and help spread the word.