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David Bowie

Media Release 17 July 2014

Summer @ NCH pays tribute to David Bowie with The Art Of the Song, featuring Lisa Hannigan, Duke Special, Jape and Caoimhín ó Raghallaigh

8pm, Saturday 26 July, 2014
Tickets: www.nch.ie €25

“As was the case with Miles Davis in jazz, Bowie has come not just to represent his innovations but to symbolize modern rock as an idiom in which literacy, art, fashion, style, sexual exploration and social commentary can be rolled into one.” Rolling Stone

A new occasional series sees the National Concert Hall bring some of Ireland’s most exciting artists together to pay tribute to one the great writers of modern music - the Thin White Duke. Emerging from the Hall’s Artist Writing Space project, this concert will see some of those Resident Artists, some of Dublin’s innovators and most acclaimed singers address the considerable work of David Bowie.

Singers:
Lisa Hannigan
Duke Special
Jape
Heathers
Adrian Crowley

Musicians:
Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh (The Gloaming)
Ross Turner(I am the Cosmos, Lisa Hannigan, Jape)
Glenn Keating(Jape, Somadrone, The Redneck Manifesto)
Rian Trench (Solar Bears)
Donal Gunne  (Tucan)
Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh(The Gloaming, This is How We Fly)
Seán Mac Erlaine (This is How We Fly)

From July 1969 when Space Oddity hit the UK Top Ten through to the flamboyant, androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust, spearheaded by the hit single "Starman" and the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from March, David Bowie has created a modern canon of work marked by its constant re-invention and exploration.

This went on to feature his landmark Berlin Trilogy of albums, his collaborations with Brian Eno and Lou Reed right on through to mainstream American success. He recently released the unanimously acclaimed The Next Day.

Media Partners
Print Media Partner  Irish Independent
Radio Partner   Newstalk 106-108FM

For Further Media Information about Summer@NCH
Christine Monk | 087 675 5329 | christinemonk@eircom.net

For Further Media Information about the National Concert Hall
Sinead Doyle | 087 177 5334 | sinead.doyle@nch.ie