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Honor Heffernan: The Whistling Girl
Thursday 22nd October, 2015 - 20:00€12 – €15
A new show presented by renowned vocalist Honor Heffernan and composer Trevor Knight featuring music inspired by the poetry of the great Dorothy Parker, creating a darkly sardonic body of work in which the American wit and critic’s poetry is transported into the 21st century and given a sonic face-lift fusing ‘dirty’-cabaret, electronic-vaudeville, rock and jazz, combined with underscored original recordings of Parker’s voice.
Each of the songs are infused with a unique ‘voice’, creating individual tableaux or dream moments from Parker’s psyche, conjuring up images from her tempestuous life of outrageous celebrity as founding member of the notorious Algonquin set in New York, and as a civil rights activist in America and Spain during the Spanish civil War.
A band of top Irish musicians including Garvan Gallagher bass, Tom Jamieson drums, Ed Deane electric guitar and Trevor Knight keyboards, will be fronted by vocalist and actress Honor Heffernan.