Media Release 3 November 2014
ANNA CALVI joins GLEN HANSARD, PAUL NOONAN & LISA O’NEILL FOR DOVEMAN’S BURGUNDY STAIN SESSIONS at the National Concert Hall
Indie star and Mercury Prize nominee Anna Calvi is set to join Doveman’s (aka Thomas Bartlett) Burgundy Stain Sessions on Sunday 14 December at the National Concert Hall for a special one-off show as part of Perspectives 2014. The session will include unique performances by Bartlett’s long-time collaborator Glen Hansard, Paul Noonan of BellX1, the fast-rising Lisa O’Neill as well as the guitar virtuoso Anna Calvi performing desperately beautiful music in cosy sessions.
Mercury nominated for her debut in 2011, Calvi was listed in the BBC Sound of 2011 Poll, The British Breakthrough Act at the Brit Awards in 2011, and has been revered ever since even by the unshakable Nick Cave and Brian Eno. She has been described by The Guardian as ‘softly spoken and painfully shy; a guitar virtuoso who transforms into a dynamic, dramatic front-woman whose theatrical, neo-operatic vocal style is comparable to Jeff Buckley, Martha Wainwright or PJ Harvey”. Messiaen, Ravel and Debussy, Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix and flamenco dancers are just some of her influences.
She and Thomas recently collaborated on the EP Strange Weather. Recorded in New York, it covers of tracks by Suicide, David Bowie, FKA twigs, Connan Mockasin as well as a stunning collaboration with David Byrne on the title track, a cover of Keren Ann’s’ Strange Weather’.
Doveman’s Burgundy Stain Session started life as an informal salon show at his friend’s Chelsea apartment. Since then it has moved to NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge retaining its informal salon atmosphere but gathering some of NYC’s most intriguing talents including Norah Jones, Glen Hansard, Martha Wainright, Tegan and Sara. Best-known in Ireland as a member of The Gloaming and producer to Glen Hansard and BellX1, Doveman (Thomas Bartlett) presents the European debut of his Burgundy Session with usual aplomb.
As a long-time collaborator with The National as well as NYC icons such as David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, Yoko Ono, Thomas Bartlett has been a central part of the the Brassland family for some time. This special weekend see’s label owned by The National present the freshest New York talent at the National Concert Hall.
Alongside the Burgundy Stain Session, we present a window on the classical music of Bryce Dessner of The National performed by Crash Ensemble, underground innovators Buke and Gase and the charming Anglo-French folk of This is the Kit.
Perspectives 2014 at the National Concert Hall is supported by the Irish Independent and Today FM.
For further information please contact: Sinead Doyle, Marketing & PR Manager, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2. Tel: 01 417 0057/ 087 1775334
NATIONAL CONCERT HALL PERSPECTIVES SERIES 2014
Sunday 14 December 8pm (Main Auditorium)
ANNA CALVI JOINS DOVEMAN’S BURGUNDY STAIN SESSIONS WITH GLEN HANSARD, PAUL NOONAN, & LISA O’NEILL
Tickets: €25, €30
Saturday 13 December 3pm (Engineering Library)
CRASH ENSEMBLE PERFORM THE MUSIC OF BRYCE DESSNER
Saturday 13 December 4.30pm (Engineering library)
THIS IS THE KIT
Saturday 13 December 6.30pm (Engineering library)
BUKE & GASE
National Concert Hall Box Office Tel: 01 417 00 00 or www.nch.ie