Christine Bovill’s Piaf plays at The Source Arts Centre in Thurles on September 27th.
Christine, who hails from Glasgow (but with Irish great grandparents on both sides - her great grandfather was an O’Shea from Cashel) is regarded as Europe’s finest interpreter of the music of Piaf. Most recently four shows sold out at the Lyric in Belfast in June while Christine’s show also sold out at the Edinburgh Festival in 2011 and 2012.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Piaf’s death, and, among many events throughout the year, Christine Bovill will feature at events in Toronto, London, Bath, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Limerick, Dublin, Sligo, Donegal, Belfast, Cork and Waterford and Ennis.
Piaf is essentially a musical homage to the great French star and involves Christine and a pianist. The show consists of two forty-five minute sets with sixteen numbers interspersed with anecdotes about her life and Christine’s own journey with the music.
An award-winning songwriter in her own right Christine has worked in the world of jazz for some years, though she is celebrated most for her work in French Chanson. She has performed in theatres and arts centres throughout the UK and Europe appearing on BBC Radio 4’s Soul Music this year, BBC Radio Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival Café and on ITV’s The Hour. She had just completed a sold out run at the famous Speigeltent in this year’s Edinburgh Festival. For more information please see www.thesourceartscentre.ie or call the box office on 0504 90204.