Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi

Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi

Rhiannon Giddens - voice, fiddle, banjo | Francesco Turrisi - percussion, accordion

Tour Dates

Tues 5 Mar, 8pm The Sugar Club, Dublin 2 Book Tickets
Wed 6 Mar, 8pm Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire Book Tickets
Thurs 7 Mar, 8pm National Opera House, Wexford Book Tickets
Fri 8 Mar, 8.30pm Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely Book Tickets
Sat 9 Mar, 8pm Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick Book Tickets
Sun 10 Mar, 3pm Siamsa Tíre, Tralee Book Tickets
Tues 12 Mar, 8pm Station House Theatre, Clifden Book Tickets
Wed 13 Mar, 8pm glór, Ennis Book Tickets
Thurs 14 Mar, 8pm Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny Book Tickets
Fri 15 Mar, 8pm The Black Box, Belfast Book Tickets
Sat 16 Mar, 8pm Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge Book Tickets

Fasten your seatbelts as Grammy Award-winning songstress and multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens and Italian jazz maestro Francesco Turrisi take you on a musical voyage of discovery from Africa and the Middle East across to Europe and the Americas. The duo discovered a shared creative ground after their paths crossed a few years back, spanning gospel, jazz, blues, country and folk, and this is their first nationwide tour of Ireland.

Giddens’ debut album was described by the Guardian as a “solo debut of phenomenal vocal power, effortlessly jumping between gospel holler, tender folk song, and lachrymose country ballad". Her star continues to rise with US TV performances on The Late Show and The Tonight Show, and the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo.

The powerhouse singer’s versatility is matched by accordion and piano player Francesco Turrisi. Dubbed the “musical alchemist”, his lyrical, culture-bridging collaborations include early music, Balkan jazz and contemporary ensembles as well as performing with such luminaries as Bobby McFerrin, Dave Liebman, Wolfgang Muthspiel, The King’s Singers and flamenco master Pepe el Habichuela.

 

Rhiannon Giddens, voice/fiddle/banjo
Francesco Turrisi, percussion/accordion

Tues 5 Mar The Sugar Club, Dublin 2 8pm , €20 / €15 / €10 01-4750224 Music Network
Wed 6 Mar Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire 8pm , €20 / €18 / €10 01-2312929
Thurs 7 Mar National Opera House, Wexford 8pm , €17 / €15 053-9122144
Fri 8 Mar Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely 8.30pm , €18 / €16 0402-38529
Sat 9 Mar Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick 8pm , €20 / €18 061-953400
Sun 10 Mar Siamsa Tíre, Tralee 3pm , €16 / €14 066-7123055
Tues 12 Mar Station House Theatre, Clifden 8pm , €15 / €12 (on the door) 095-21699 Clifden Arts Society
Wed 13 Mar glór, Ennis 8pm , €16 / €14 065-6843103
Thurs 14 Mar Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny 8pm , €15 / €12 074-9120777 (An Grianán)
Fri 15 Mar The Black Box, Belfast 8pm , £16 / £12 (conc.) Moving On Music
Sat 16 Mar Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge 8pm , €15 / €12 045-448327

"Her voice is a perpetually soulful marvel"

- New York Times [on Giddens]

"Delicate, wistful, engrossing"

- The Irish Times [on Turrisi]

"Her songs are wise and deeply-felt, her singing powerful and refined"

- Rolling Stone [on Giddens]