Saturday February 16th 2013 – Theatre Royal, Waterford
“I have found my voice,” sings Maria Doyle Kennedy on ‘The Silence’, a track from her beguiling new album, Sing. And what a voice. Sometimes melancholy, other times joyful, always passionate – elemental folk shot through with a potent soulful impulse.
Yet as a singer, Maria remains one of Ireland’s best kept secrets. Indeed the raven-haired Dubliner is probably more familiar as either Katherine of Aragon, nanny to the son of a serial killer or the estranged wife of the lovely Mr Bates from the three award-winning television series, The Tudors, Dexter and Downton Abbey.
That’s set to change with Sing, her fifth solo release proper. The 10-song collection was co-written with husband Kieran Kennedy, and features duets with Damien Rice, Paul Brady and, on the jawdroppingly beautiful ‘Yes We Will’, the legendary John Prine.
All ticket enquiries to Theatre Royal Box Office 051 874402