Live at The Market – Friday 8 September 8pm, Newry Variety Market
Eleanor’s career has spanned over 20 years, and she still possesses a voice as pure and lyrical as the first day she stepped in front of a microphone with De Danann in 1990. Renowned for her unique interpretation of Irish and Roots songs, Eleanor Shanley has been at the top of her profession since her first appearance with De Danann. She recorded two critically acclaimed albums with them ‘A Jacket of Batteries’ and ‘Half Set in Harlem’. While a member of De Danann she also toured Europe, Australia, China, Japan and the USA as well as taking part in several tours of Ireland.
Eleanor has worked with many great musicians through the years and recorded with everyone from Ronnie Drew, De Danann, The Dubliners, Sharon Shannon, Donal Lunny, to U2 and too many more both at home & internationally to mention here. Eleanor was honoured as The Leitrim Person Of The Year Award, a title she is very proud. One doesn’t have to search for long to discover the depth of how far this lady has traveled with her music both as a solo artist, and in collaboration with others or to see for yourself body of recorded music Eleanor has been involved with to date in her career. “Forever Young” is her 14th album.
Cúig, hailing from Armagh and Tyrone, have established themselves as one of the most promising up and coming artists in Irish Music. Their combination of fiery Irish tunes infused with a strong rock-based accompaniment is unique and sets them apart from any other act on the traditional Irish music scene.
This original sound and their powerful live shows have left audiences on their feet in France, Italy and Holland. Recently, they starred in the renowned ‘Irish Heartbeat tour’ in Germany. This three week tour has created great demand and acclaim for Cúig. Not only have they achieved success as a band, individually these multi talented musicians can lay claim to several All Ireland titles.