Eleanor McEvoy performs in the intimate setting of Nenagh Arts Centre on Saturday, March 1st.
McEvoy’s shows are emotional and uplifting affairs in which she explores soul, love and humour using her own compositions and interpretations from other songbooks, with her unique voice and beautiful playing.
Formerly a session musician, including a long stint with The NSO, Eleanor shot to fame when a label owner heard her play a self-penned song that would give a name and title track to their planned all woman compilation album ‘A Woman’s Heart’, Ireland’s best selling album. Simultaneously she was signed to Geffen where her eponymous album went on to sell 250,000 copies.
‘Precious Little’ was a Billboard hit and ‘Sophie’ has become a worldwide focus and comfort to millions of young people with eating disorders.
Her most recent album ‘If You Leave’ was her first studio album since ‘I’d Rather Go Blonde’ in 2010. The collection features eight new songs and four interpretations including ‘God only Knows’, ‘True Colours’ and ‘Lift the Wings’ from ‘Riverdance’.
Recorded live in the studio with some of Ireland’s finest players the album shows Eleanor in a more bluesy neo-retro style.
Tickets for the Nenagh concert are priced at €18 and are available online from nenagharts.com, by phone on 067 34400 or by calling into the Arts Centre in Banba Square. The concert starts at 8pm.