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Irish sensation Maria Doyle Kennedy to perform at The Old Courthouse

13 September 2016

 

Maria Doyle Kennedy will perform in the intimate setting of The Old Courthouse, Antrim on Friday 23 September at 7.30pm.  Maria is an Irish singer, actor and filmmaker.  Together with her husband Kieran Kennedy she runs a small independent record label (Mermaid Records) and they have released seven albums to date.

Recent acting credits include Orphan Black (for which she won two Canadian Screen Awards). Most recently she completed filming on Jupiter Ascending and A Thousand Times Goodnight which won the Special Jury Prize at the Montreal festival.

Sing released in 2012 features duets with Damien Rice, Paul Brady and John Prine. Hot Press described Sing as “Maria’s Masterpiece”. Inarguably Sing is her most accomplished and accessible work yet, a celebration of “the power of the voice, the sound a group of people can make when lifting their voices together – the human act of singing”.

Maria commented “Playing live gives me more pleasure than almost anything else. Something extra happens when you’re playing live. It’s the best way to share the songs, I think. The expression of them is different and affected by the people who are in the room. You’re sharing the songs with your audience.”

Maria has sung live with Snow Patrol in 2011 and 2012 and has spent more than two decades performing all over the world from audiences at Glastonbury, Oxygen and the Cambridge Folk Festival, to small, intimate theatres.  Maria’s reputation was strong enough to earn her a place singing on the album “The Lady Sings The Blues” alongside Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Tina Turner and Annie Lennox.

Don’t miss your chance to hear the wonderfully talented Maria Doyle Kennedy perform at The Old Courthouse on Friday 23 September. Tickets available from Box Office on 028 9442 8331 or online at www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/boxoffice