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Ailie Blunnie & Victoria Geelan
March 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ailie Blunnie is a musician and songwriter from Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Her songs have a stillness and beauty that carry echoes of the landscapes of her childhood, and a vibrancy and vigour that lend freshness to the modern electronic folk genre in which she works. Four years in the making, her début album, West to the Evening Sun, was released in 2017:
“One of the finest Irish albums of the year” Róisín Dwyer | Hotpress
“This album extends beyond innovative musical arrangements, even beyond the skill of poetic, expressive lyrics. Blunnie’s songs are transcendent and transporting.” Colleen Taylor | NY Irish Echo
Victoria Geelan released her debut album ‘Unfit the Picture’ to great acclaim in 2014. Victoria will be joined by celebrated Donegal harpist and multi-instrumentalist Joleen McLaughlin, of folk and roots music group The Henry Girls, and completing the trio will be Rohan Armstrong on upright bass, who is much in-demand in both the jazz and original music scenes throughout Ireland. Known for her passionate, sophisticated interpretations of jazz standards, this is an exciting opportunity to hear her vocal artistry in an intimate, acoustic setting.
“Victoria crafts a show she gives her soul to” – Linley Hamilton, jazz musician and broadcaster, BBC Radio Ulster
“Exceptional” – Gay McIntyre, legendary Derry-born saxophonist
A collaboration with The Glens Centre & the North Leitrim Women’s Centre.
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