Bluegrace Music presents
^ Upstairs ^
Australian soulstress and ARIA nominee Mama Kin returns to Ireland this September with her critically acclaimed album, ‘The Magician’s Daughter’ .
Part raconteur and all-out entertainer, Mama Kin has been nominated for ARIA and AIR awards in her native Australia. Her last Irish tour, in spring 2014, earned her Irish Times Gig of the Week for her Whelan’s show and she also joined her husband, John Butler, at his sold out Vicar Street show to perform a duet from their project Brave and the Bird.
A renowned live performer Mama Kin has shared stages nationally and internationally with the likes of Ani di Franco, John Butler Trio, The Cat Empire and The Waifs.
Her latest record, ‘The Magician’s Daughter’s’ reveals an assuredness and potency that has come to define Mama Kin. Created at the junction where strength meets vulnerability, Mama Kin’s music oozes soulfulness. Unafraid to mine the depths of the human condition, Mama Kin taps raw emotions and, fears, pushing the boundaries of self-expressions and realization.
As the youngest of six children, born into a family of Maltese extraction, her childhood was immersed in music. But it is her mother, an actual magician’s daughter, for whom the album is named. Mama Kin’s grandfather worked as a professional magician in post WWII Malta and her mother, Iris, was one of his assistants. “She was and still is engaged in the alchemy of performance, the importance that people believe, that they are left wondering if perhaps magic really does exist.”
“Lashings of pop nous” – Rolling Stone Magazine
“It exists in the soulful place where art meets the world” – The Sydney Morning Herald
€11 adv / €12 door
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Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.