Ballina Arts Centre
Saturday 30th April, 8pm
Eleanor McEvoy achieved star status in Ireland in 1992 when her song “A Woman’s Heart” was the title track for the A Woman’s Heart anthology album. A Woman’s Heart has since gone on to become the best-selling album in Irish history. Since then, Eleanor has gone on to become an artist and performer known throughout the world. Her critically acclaimed canon of work spans fifteen albums and appearances on numerous compilation albums.
Released in July 2021, it is no surprise that the title of Eleanor McEvoy’s album is “Gimme Some Wine” as it was mostly written and recorded during lockdown. On this, her sixteenth album, the music is both nostalgic and contemporary.
Older genres of music – music hall, post war, 50s, 60s styles are combined with fragments of Spanish, Jazz, Mexican, classical, Russian and folk music and then juxtaposed with contemporary drums, bass, or drum loops to form something that feels both entirely new and utterly familiar.
Through this fusion of bygone and modern, established and innovative, McEvoy creates something totally fresh but with a taste of the familiar.
Tickets: €20 / €18. Early booking advised.