There is an Island begin tour of Ireland

There is an Island begin tour of Ireland
11 September 2017 Benedict Schlepper-Connolly

There is an Island kick off a tour of Ireland this week, stopping first at Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, on Thursday, 14 September.

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The Dublin trio combine rich vocals, earthy violin textures, minimal piano and etherial soundscapes to form songs inspired by the memories and places that linger in our hearts.

Singer Michelle O’Rourke and the composing duo of Benedict Schlepper-Connolly (violin) and Garrett Sholdice (piano) channel an eclectic spread of influences – from Nick Cave to Planxty to Mozart – to create unforgettable, intimate performances.

Expect hushed invocations, oceanic lullabies and haunting melodies with a sound that is at once transparent and full of warmth.

The tour continues to Carlow, Cork, Navan, Ballina and Dublin over the coming months. For full details see  here.

“O’Rourke’s vocals provided an irresistible soaring beauty.” – The Sunday Business Post