A collective of outstanding musicians interpreting the music of one of the greatest songwriters of our time, Bird on the Wire has already received rave reviews.
Pauline Scanlon and The Whileaways celebrate many of Cohen’s best-loved works. They lead a masterful collective including Will Merrigan on bass, Dave Clancy on keys, Beoga legend, Eamon Murray on drums, together with strings and brass sections.
Pauline Scanlon galvanized the Irish music scene with her stunning debut album, Red Colour Sun, over ten years ago. As a solo artist and as a member of vocal duo LUMIERE, Pauline has entranced audiences the world over with her distinctly delicate intensity. She has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists including Damien Dempsey, Sinéad O’Connor and John Spillane, as well as being a member of several high profile groups including Dønal Lunny’s Atlantic Arc Orchestra. Pauline has presented several music-based programmes for both the BBC and TG4 in recent years and released her latest album Gossamer in 2016 to critical acclaim.
The Whileaways are three powerful forces in Irish roots music. Noelie McDonnell, Noriana Kennedy and Nicola Joyce combine to create a beguiling tapestry of harmonies, tradition and beautifully crafted original songs. Their sound is simply captivating, enthralling live audiences and securing their firm footing in roots music both in Ireland and internationally.
We are looking forward to welcoming audiences back to Turner Sims this autumn. If circumstances change, or the government issue fresh advice regarding Covid-19 safety, we will contact you as soon as possible regarding this event. If you develop symptoms prior to this event, we ask that you do not attend and contact the Box Office regarding your ticket.