McCracken Summer Festival
Massive thanks to the Belfast crowd, Ray Giffen and the lads of Beoga for all a great night in Belfast last week!
Noriana Kennedy Trio - Australia Tour Dates left!
Sat Mar 24th - The Boite, 24th 1 Mark St North Fitzory VIC - 8pm
Sun Mar 25th - Folk Federation of South Adelaide - 5pm
126 Prospect Rd Prospect SA 5082 -
Sat Mar 31st - Rosny Barn, Rosny Hill Road Rosny Park TAS - 7.30pm
Folk singer Noriana Kennedy together with Nicola Joyce and Noelie McDonnell will be touring Australia this Spring and Summer through an exciting record deal offered by ABC Australia. Their Ireland to Australia Tour begins on The Pat Kenny Radio Show, Radio 1 at 11pm on February 1st where they debut two songs. There they will be announcing their tour which is as follows;
Pat Kenny Radio Show - Wed February 1st 11am
The Crane Bar, Sea Rd, Galway - Thurs February 9th 9pm - Tickets €10 - www.thecranebar.ie
The Linen Hall, Castlebar - Tues February 14th 8pm - Tickets €16/€14 www.thelinenhall.com
Campbells Tavern, Headford - Sat February 25th 9.30pm Tickets €10 - www.campbellstavern.net
Whelans Live (upstairs) - Wed February 29th 9pm Tickets €10 - www.whelanslive.com
For her Irish Farewell Tour , Noriana will be joined by Galway native Nicola Joyce, who Earl Hitchner of the Wall Street Journal praised as ‘a magnificient vocalist who sings with sheer beauty and poignancy’. Nicola is a seasoned and gifted performer who has played in over 500 cities across the globe with Americana/Irish group Gráda. Nicola plays percussion and mandolin and is a harmony singer of both precision and grace.
Also hailing from Galway, Noelie McDonnell plays with an ease and magnetism that is all too rare in modern performers. A singer-songwriter of genuine class, Noelie received extensive airplay in Ireland with 'Nearly Four', a song inspired by his nephew. He has been hailed by the New York Post as 'a startlingly good new Irish talent’ and his album Beyond Hard Places spent two months in the iTunes Top 10 folk album charts. The live arena is where Noelie thrives, and he has been invited to share the stage with such luminaries as John Martyn, Greg Brown, Luka Bloom, and Eddie Reader.
Noriana is overwhelmed by the reaction the Australian market seems to be having on her music saying "its a really exciting time for us as great friends and musicians to all to head off to Australia. We are blessed that ABC Australia have taken us on so confidently. There's talk of us playing Sydney Opera house...but all to be confirmed soon!". Together, Noriana Kennedy, Noelie McDonnell and Nicola Joyce spark splendidly off each other, bringing added magic to the already impressive Ebb N Flow. Their Irish concerts will be well worth the visit and their splendid vocals combine with guitar, percussion and the banjo-ukele to weave a beguiling tapestry of Irish and American folk. Listen out for their live performance on the Pat Kenny radio show on February 1st.
The Noriana Kennedy Trio is proudly funded by Culture Ireland.