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Friday, June 03, 2005

Nederland voor de beste artiesten in Irish Folk

This is the Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden in The Netherlands (just north of Den Haag)
It is the venue for last date of the 'Woman's Heart Tour' in October. Frances Black, Sharon Shannon and Mary Coughlan make up the touring party.
My regular readers know that I've been lucky enough to see Frances Black on more than one occasion. I've seen Sharon Shannon once before in Manchester, but as for Mary Coughlan it's my first time. Eleanor McEvoy has mentioned Mary during the talkie bits at a couple of her gigs and she give the impression that Mary is an interesting character. Compiling a gig review will give me something to do on the flight back home.
(PS: Many thanks to Mark van Setten - Frances Black's Website creator - who helped me out with the title. Roughly translated it means "The Netherlands for the best in Irish Folk music")

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Eleanor brings you Only A Woman's HeaRTE

This August my gig reports will take on an international flavour after I have witnessed Eleanor McEvoy delivering her songs with the assistance of the RTE Concert Orchestra at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. (Friday 19th August, 8:00PM)
If you study her biography on her website you will find that Eleanor is no stranger to the orchestra. After seeing her live on more than a couple of occasions this particular show is one that I am really looking forward to.
It will take her all night to say thanks to her backing band.