Eleanor McEvoy is Ireland’s greatest female songwriter, her song A Woman’s Heart, became the title track to Ireland’s best-selling album, a tide turning collection featuring Ireland’s most celebrated female performers…thirteen albums later, her newest offering is The Thomas Moore Project.
Eleanor singer and multi-instrumentalist toured her solo Naked…Live Show for two years, and in 2019 she will bring to the stage Thomas Moore and more, with songs from the album, previous works and her special takes on other classics.
Eleanor, unlike most musicians, typically takes to the stage alone. She walks in a single pool of light, the stage is set with her instruments, she entrances the audience with her singing, talking anecdotes and playing, using her own songs and insightful interpretations of other writers. A brave journey, but one, which helps her bring her music to more distant audiences.
Eleanor’s musical life has taken through traditional Irish music competitions, youth orchestras, choirs, a music degree in Trinity College Dublin, a full time job as violinist in Ireland’s National Symphony Orchestra, a role in The Mary Black Band as keyboard player and finally to her solo career. Her album Naked Music was a dramatic collaboration between herself and Painter Chris Gollon.
‘Naked Music is an excellent album from one of our finest performers.’ **** R2 magazine
‘A lone performer plying a singular trade with considerable élan.’ The Irish Times
‘McEvoy sounds like the sort of woman who might greet you with a bottle of red one night and a rolling pin the next.’ ***** Truck and Driver album of the month
Friday 12 April