Pierce Turner Parlour Pub Performance
The award winning Irish singer songwriter Pierce Turner-is more likely to perform in Carnegie Hall with Patty Smith and Iggy Pop-or at Joe's Pub-Or at The Irish National Concert Hall in Dublin. He performed at the 11th Street Bar last November and loved the intimacy of the back room-it felt like an old NY Speakeasy-the atmosphere encouraged all manner of spontaneity-That night the great Uileann Piper Cillian Villelay and Fred Parcells on Trombone joined him with the members of Avon Faire. Ye never know who will join him this time.
Pierce Turner, is a dynamic live performer and consummate musician, who was voted solo Irelands solo artist of the Year in 1994. He has worked on numerous occasions with Philip Glass, including his debut album, for which Mr Glass wrote string arrangements and produced. When he performed at Carnegie Hall with headliner Iggy Pop and Patty Smith in 2015, The New York Times and Rolling Stone magazine both enthusiastically describe it as, Soaring A cross between Joni Mitchell and David Bowie He had a song in HBOs The Wire-Christy Moore has covered his songs and even wrote one about him I love the way Pierce Turner sings - He has a fanatical cult following in Ireland where he resides half of the year, the other being in Manhattan. The Irish Times Tony Clayton Lea wrote Easily one of the most important Irish Artists of the last twenty years The Sunday Times Liam Fay wrote He has created what I confidently believe to be the finest body of work in contemporary Irish music New York Magazine put him on their arts cover, calling him New Yorks hidden Gem The Penguin book The Rough Guide to Irish Music concluded in its lengthy biography There is no one in the whole wide world of music quite like Pierce Turner, the owner of a voice that drips emotion, a consummate lyricist, and the creator of tunes that are both complex and accessible, just but listen and marvel.
Contact; Clare at 053-912-3851 (IRELAND) 212-505-1251 (New York)
Top Irish Authors say why they like Pierce Turner:
Joseph OConnor; Pierce Turner is a storyteller, soul man, poet, heartbreaker, with the voice of a choirboy high on rocket fuel. His songs sound like nobody else's. A true and beautiful and utterly unique artist
Kevin Barry; "For many a strange moon, Pierce Turner has been creating some of the most indescribably odd and luminous and beautiful music anywhere - for the Old Weird Ireland, he is something close to a national treasure."
Eoin Colfer; Pierce Turners lyricism has had a huge influence on my writing. He is a one of a kind genius poet. I wish I had never heard him so I could listen for the first time. Pierce is the only songwriter I know who has made me laugh and cry during the same song
Liam Fay; Like his songs, Turners live shows are spellbinding: his grip on an audience is so tight he leaves fingerprints.
Billy Roche : Ray Davies meets Brian Wilson with a little pinch of James Joyce and you have it - the sublime taste of Turner!
A Whelans review from The Irish Times;
Clambering across tables little shimmies and clattering a smashing ashtray to the ground to the screams of adoration, Turner breaks sown the barrier between audience and performer and really gives himself in a way that makes him naked
11th Street Bar (View)
510 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10009
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