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Julie Feeney in Concert at Christ Church Cathedral
15th May 8.00pm Tickets €18.00/13.00
Tickets available in advance from the Cathedral gift shop -10.00/4.00pm Mon- Sat or by phone -051 858 958 2.00pm-4.00pm daily. Tickets are available on the night – but for this concert, we recommend prebooking or buying in advance.
Where ever she plays she receives rave reviews combining a “mesmerizing stage presence and eccentric pop genius” (Hot Press).
Julie’s Album ‘Clocks’ won the Irish Times ‘Best Album of the Year’ and entered straight to NUMBER ONE in the Irish Album Charts. Julie has been dubbed by The Huffington Post as ‘Ireland’s Lady GAGA’ and her shows sell-out on both sides of the Atlantic.
In this really special concert, Julie will be joined by other musicians, including a cellist and harpist (early rumours suggest that the harpist is Cormac De Barra, better known for his collaborations with Moya Brennan). Her sumptuous ‘total theatre’ style of performance will literally fill the whole Cathedral in
a sumptuous, yet intimate concert. Julie herself loves playing unusual buildings and is very excited about the Cathedral visit after checking out the acoustics!
With her unquestionably original sound; and her innovative, avant-garde approach, while rooted in classical music, straddles both the pop and theatrical worlds. For her recent sell-out 10 show run in New York City at IAC, the New York Times said of Julie, “…intricate, articulate…draws on sources across centuries…Ms. Feeney’s songs don’t shout. They tease, ponder, reminisce, philosophize and invent parables, and she sings them in a plush, changeable mezzo-soprano that usually holds a kindly twinkle”
Julie is a brainy adventurous songwriter who exudes flamboyant theatricality…with songs that set character studies and philosophical musings in elaborate musical confections, often with long,
internally rhymed lines.
Sharp witted, unpretentious and fiercely passionate, Julie Feeney is a genuine artist and a hugely enjoyable performer. Her first opera ‘BIRD’ will go into full production in 2013 and a 20 minute excerpt was premiered in 2012 at Dublin Theatre Festival. It has been commissioned by Dublin Theatre Festival, Galway Arts Festival, Cork Midsummer Festival and Kilkenny Arts Festival. Composer, singer, orchestrator, songwriter and producer, she is a true artist with immense vision.
Her sold-out performance at Ireland’s premier concert venue, The National Concert Hall received a 10-minute standing ovation.
The NY Times has also called her music “charming, urbane and dreamy”
and The Guardian (UK) simply said “the world will listen.” The Village Voice in New York described her music as “blending the pop ambitions of Gaga with Elvis Costellian wordplay”. She has performed sold out shows in America, Canada, Ireland, England, France, Italy, Germany and Holland solo; with her own ensemble or with numerous orchestras for which she orchestrated and composed for. Julie puts on a stunning show that combining her songs with elements of theatre and performance art, often wearing sculptural,eclectic headpieces!
This is going to be truly special and if you only make one concert at the Cathedral in 2013. Make it this one.