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Pierce Turner

$23 member /
$28 non-member

 

 

 

Pierce Turner

April 17-18
Doors Open at 7 pm | Show at 8 pm

Pierce Turner – vocals, stories, piano

Featuring
Kath Green and Andriette Redman – vocalists
Fred Parcells – trombone

Special Guest on Friday, April 17th, Larry Kirwan – 
Black 47

“Easily one of the most important Irish rock artists of the last twenty years” – The Irish Times

“He has created what I confidently believe to be the finest body of work in contemporary Irish music, bar none.” - Liam Fay of The Sunday Times

Pierce Turner is an international award-winning and critically-acclaimed composer, songwriter and performer. Originally from County Wexford, Turner has been described by New York Magazine as “one of this city’s great gems.” He has performed with Philip Glass, Pete Seeger, Regina Spektor, Patti Smith, and Iggy Pop, his songs have been recorded by Irish legend Christy Moore, and he has scored music for TV and film including HBO’s The Wire.

Turner is currently writing a book of stories named Why use 2 words when 10 will do about his life and the colorful adventures surrounding the creation of his highly praised songbook that merges the upfront rock of The Byrds, The Beach Boys and The Who with deft touches of Irish trad, folk, jazz, techno, classical and choral harmonies. In concert, Pierce will incorporate poignant and entertaining excerpts from his book into a  passionate live musical performance. Whether as a singer, storyteller, or performer, Turner has a penchant for the unexpected and the unorthodox, rewriting the stage rules to present his exceptional artistry with poetic observation and humor.

 



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