Susan McKeown at dlr LexIcon

Susan McKeown at dlr LexIcon

Sunday, 29 July 2018, 2.00pm

Grammy award‐winning and BBC Folk Music Award nominated vocalist and songwriter Susan McKeown will perform a series of songs about her experience as a woman living in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown today, taking inspiration from her own life and everyday encounters with people in the town as well as the Pier, the Forty Foot, Killiney Hill and beyond. Susan will be joined by collaborators Ger Kiely (guitar) and Trevor Hutchinson (double bass) for two concerts as part of the Musicians-in-Residence 2018, a scheme jointly funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Arts Council, managed by Music Network.

Susan McKeown (voice)
Ger Kiely (guitar)
Trevor Hutchinson (double bass)

Susan McKeown is a Grammy award‐winning and BBC Folk Music Award‐nominated vocalist and songwriter who is widely acknowledged to be one of the most powerful and innovative voices in Irish music. In a distinguished career, McKeown has performed with Pete Seeger, Natalie Merchant, Linda Thompson, Billy Bragg, Arlo Guthrie and The Klezmatics. She has recorded mariachi music, klezmer music, African music, Celtic music, and contemporary songwriting and has performed at Glastonbury, The Edinburgh Festival, Carnegie Hall and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Susan is the only Irish artist ever signed to the Harmonia Mundi label for which she produced three albums. An inventive arranger and producer, she has received composer commissions from the Poetry Society of America and United Nations’ NGO Fourth World.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Musicians-in-Residence 2018 scheme jointly funded by the Arts Council, and managed by Music Network.

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Published on 11 July 2018

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