Eleanor McEvoy & Edey, Power & Randall
Saturday 9th February 2008 @ 7.30pm
Pocklington Arts Centre
Irish singer songwriter ELEANOR McEVOY returns to the area for a special concert at Pocklington Arts Centre on Saturday 9 February at 8pm. The popular performer will be joined by EDEY, POWER & RANDALL in a musical experiment see what happens when the musicians share the stage together. The event is being hosted by Beverley Folk Festival as part of their on-going commitment to providing innovative and exciting musical events in the area.
Eleanor McEvoyfirst shot to prominence when her song ‘A Woman’s Heart’ was used as the title track to one of the largest selling Irish albums of all time. The song itself became an immediate hit and is now a recognised Irish standard with countless cover versions. Signed to Geffen Records Eleanor toured the world achieving chart success in many countries with the eponymous album ‘Eleanor McEvoy’. A move from Geffen to Sony Columbia yielded more highly rated albums before she set up her own company from which classics such as ‘Yola’ (Hi-Fi Plus album of the year) ‘Early Hours’ and‘Out There’ have been released.
Joining her for this special evening are EDEY, POWER & RANDALL - a stunning band led by the virtuoso guitarist and melodeon player Tim Edey. Tim has played in the finest of Celtic bands including — Lunasa and The Mike McGoldrick Band;as well as touring withthe renowned Irish show ‘Magic Of The Dance’. At 27 he is regarded by many as one of the finest melodeon/accordion and guitar players of his generation Alongside Tim will be Brendan Power, a stunning harmonica player who has recorded with Sting, Van Morrison and Shirley Bassey, Completing the line-up is Lucy Randall a first rate percussionist who toured with Seth Lakeman in 2006.
The band recently put on a highly impressive performance on the BBC’s.Later with Jools Holland show. Any audience left in the hands of these three daring musicians will find itself led on a musical adventure, as they drift effortlessly between haunting Kerry airs, stomping rhythm and blues, intricate Bulgarian melodies, uplifting Irish dance tunes, laid back Caribbean rhythms, and much more.
The concert is one of ten dates on the latest Nu-Routes tour which mixes performers of different styles and experience for its unique tours. Organiser Cally Barker added “These four musicians have very different backgrounds so it will be fascinating to see how they blend and mix the songs and styles for this unique concert tour.”
Support for the evening is by Sunderland singer-songwriter PAUL LIDDELL.
Tickets (£11 adult / £9 concession) are available in advance from Beverley Tourist Information, Pocklington Arts Centre (tel 01759 301547) or by phone from Beverley Festival Office (tel 01377 217569). They can also be booked ON-LINE on the festival website www.beverleyfestival.com