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Thursday 19th September

SARAH SLEAN

SARAH SLEAN

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IAN KELLY

Described as “one of the most compelling acts Canada has to offer” (TIME Magazine) and nominated three times for her country’s top music prize (The Juno Awards), multi-faceted Canadian singer/songwriter/pianist Sarah Slean is hitting her stride. With her latest release, the ambitious double album “Land & Sea,” Slean has created what The Montreal Gazette calls “a masterpiece.”

Equal parts hooky songster and elegant maestro, Sarah’s latest opus is a dazzling study of contrasts. Land, a warm, gleeful spasm of unabashed pop/rock, is full of Slean’s signature lyrics, big voice and powerful piano chops, produced by Canadian darling Joel Plaskett and mixed by Big Sugar’s Gordie Johnson. Sea is a collection of nine cinematic, orchestral jaw-droppers, four of which were scored for 21 strings by Sarah herself. With the help of renowned producer/film composer Jonathan Goldsmith (Jane Siberry, Bruce Cockburn) and award-winning engineer Jeff Wolpert (Loreena McKennitt) Sea is “an awe-inspiring panorama of the mature poet and musician” containing “echoes of Gustav Mahler, Leonard Cohen and Kurt Weill.” (Toronto Star)

Over her career Slean’s recordings have incorporated aspects of cabaret, rock, pop, and orchestral, all knitted together by the startling poetry of her lyrics, virtuosic piano-playing, and – that voice: “a 19th century Kate Bush” (CBC).  And she’s no less accomplished onstage.  An established theatre attraction in Canada, Sarah has also opened for Bryan Ferry, Andrew Bird, Ron Sexsmith and Buck 65 in Europe.

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TICKETS

€10 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings)

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Indie Club /// ZEBRA /// [Live Bands and guest DJs] w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm (Free entry before 10:30pm).

  • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
  • Doors: 8pm
  • Tickets: €10