Sabrina Piggott (with Siobhan Mac Mahon)

Sabrina Piggott (with Siobhan Mac Mahon)

Sunday, 2 June 2019, 3.30pm

Free Admission. Event part of Mountshannon Arts Festival

Sabrina’s songs are full of a sense of open space and possibilities. For Sabrina is an adventuress. An award-winner. In many ways a free spirit.

Her rich traditional music background derives from her ancestral home, the countryside of Cork. Her distinctive rippling, almost Philip Glass evoking, acoustic guitar style sets the tone for a heart-melting voice, with its Celtic timbre, that pulls the emotion out of the lyric.

Sabrina has honed her material touring Ireland, England and the USA. Teaming up with cellist David Hornberger (Badly Drawn Boy, BBC Radio 4 Daily Services) and producer David Crickmore (Steve Tilston / The Durbervilles / Fiat Lux), she's produced the exciting album Roots & Wings, melding folk / roots / singer-songwriter with nu-classical and a sprinkling of tasteful dance beats, released in April 2019.

Now Sabrina is bringing the album on tour with double bassist Bob Lockwood (Graham Browning Trio, Crooks & Claridge) mixing acoustic and electronic textures to create spaces for emotion and thought.

Siobhan Mac Mahon is an award-winning Performance Poet who has been creating Spoken Word projects for many years, combining poetry with music, dance and with film. She has recently completed an MA in Creative Writing at UCD.

Winner of the WOMAD Festival Poetry slam 2017and the Ilkley Literature Poetry slam. She is published both online and in print – most recently in the Irish Times and in Skylight 47 and in a Bloodaxe Anthology – Hallelujah for 50 Foot Women. She was recently shortlisted for the Hennessey New Irish Writing Poetry award 2019.

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Published on 22 May 2019

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