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Posted Friday, March 18, 2011
Eleanor McEvoy is one of Ireland’s most accomplished female singer/songwriters.
Respected as a fine multi-instrumentalist in both traditional and contemporary music, she is best known for writing “Only A Woman’s Heart”, the title track of an anthology album that’s gone on to be the best selling recording in Irish History.
Eleanor’s strong Irish accent adds to her renditions of her quirky, perceptive songs, ranging from love ballads and story-telling to left-of-centre takes on the vagaries of life.
Her song “Sophie” about a girl suffering anorexia has become an internet phenomenon with over 1,500,000 hits on YouTube.“I’d Rather Go Blonde” is Eleanor’s eighth album in a twenty year career and features eleven new songs, nine of which were penned by McEvoy, one by former Beautiful South man Dave Rotheray and, finally, there’s a cover of “Good Times” by Sam Cooke. Never one to shy away from the big issues, this album sees McEvoy tackling themes such as alienation, hypocrisy, recent Irish history and romance. Eleanor's one-woman show at Humph Hall is part of her tour of Australia in May/June 2011
Here is what Maverick Magazine said about her new CD:
Absolutely stunning album has really blown me away!Visit Eleanor's web site.
The arrangements throughout offer such a variety of styles, as does the lyrical content… This absolutely stunning album has been a real find – one of the most compelling female singer-songwriters I’ve heard in a long time!
Check out her YouTube channel.
Suggested optional donation: $25/$15
Call or email Wayne (02) 9939 8802 to reserve your seat.
85 Allambie Road
Formerly the Allambie Heights Uniting Church, Humph Hall is now the private home of Gial Leslie and Wayne Richmond.
As with all concerts in Humph Hall, Eleanor McEvoy will perform acoustically - no PA system!