ELEANOR McEVOY - LMFM INTERVIEW
WEDNESDAY 15th MAR @ 11.45 am
Oriel Centre Dundalk Gaol welcome one of Ireland's most accomplished contemporary singer/songwriters Eleanor McEvoy, to its stage. Best known for her songs Sophie, Harbour, The Secret of Living and of course 'Only A Woman’s Heart' which became the title track of “A Woman's Heart” album which is the best-selling Irish album in Irish history, selling over 750,000 copies.
Eleanor McEvoy has gone on to release numerous critically acclaimed albums and her ever evolving style has earned her many glowing reviews from critics over the years. And she will be presenting material from her new album “Naked Music” to an intimate audience at the Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol.
McEvoy’s live performances are intimate, emotional, uplifting affairs in which she explores soul, love and humour, using own compositions and interpretations from other songbooks in her rich, lilting voice and beautiful playing. Now based in Wexford, Dublin-born McEvoy’s career originally started as a session musician, which included a long stint with The Irish National Symphony Orchestra. However, it was whilst playing with The Mary Black Band that McEvoy decided to develop her own career, and in 1992 two life-changing opportunities came along.
Mary Black and her record company manager/husband decided that McEvoy’s song ‘A Woman’s Heart’ would be a fitting title and lead track for the compilation they were putting together of contemporary Irish female performers. Simultaneously, Tom Zutaut, the legendary A&R of Geffen Records (who had previously signed Guns & Roses, Motley Crue, and Edie Brickell), was on a scouting mission to Dublin. After hearing McEvoy perform at The Baggott Inn pub, he offered her a worldwide recording deal on the spot.
McEvoy was soon touring the world to promote her eponymous debut album for Geffen, which went on to sell 250,000 copies. At the same time, ‘A Woman’s Heart’ entered the Irish charts, selling over 750,000 copies – and remains one of Ireland’s biggest selling albums of all-time. These successes established McEvoy as one of Ireland’s biggest stars, launching a career that has since seen her release twelve studio albums and tour the world.
Tickets €20 Available at reception or book online www.orielcentre.ie
Doors open 7.45 pm onstage 8.30pm
For further details Ph: 042 9328887
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