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Sep 20

Maine Irish heritage Center Presents Éilís Kennedy
Location: 34 Gray street, Portland, Maine 04102, US
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Join us at the Maine Irish Heritage Center for an evening of incredible music
with acclaimed Gaelic singer Éilís Kennedy!
Friday, September 20 at 7:30pm
Doors open at 7:00pm
$25 General Admission
$35 Priority seating – we will reserve you a front row seat, or a seat of your choosing!
Maine Irish Heritage Center Members receive a $5 discount on advance purchase tickets – just make sure you are logged in, and the discount will be automatic!
About the Artist:
Éilís Kennedy is a singer and songwriter steeped in the culture and rich heritage of West Kerry. Her fluent Irish and long immersion in that tradition are integral to her performance and her skill with lyrics and music are demonstrated in both stunning original songs and mesmerizing adaptations of the old tradition. Éilís is a consummate storyteller.

Éilís has toured the world, performing in many acclaimed venues including Carnegie Hall and is a sought – after teacher of Irish Traditional song. Her most recent recording So Ends This Day, featuring award winning original songs , was an RTE Folk Awards Best Folk Album nominee . She was a major part of Béal Tuinne with Shaun Davey, Seamus Begley Rita Connolly in a Song Cycle based on her father’s poetry with music composed by Shaun Davey.

“that her finely tuned ears are matched by an equally poised pen” “a singer whose vocals need neither searchlight nor scaffolding to bore holes into the soul …. “ Siobhan Long The Irish Times So Ends This Day Review

Tender and probing, meticulous in its excavation of the maritime escapades of 19th century whalers, incarcerated Fenians, and Arctic explorers, this latest collection from west Kerry musician Éilís Kennedy marks her out as a songwriter, as well as a singer of deep humanity.” Irish Times

For more on Éilís, visit her website, here: