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   Events,Gigs   June 14, 2016  Comments Off on Maria Doyle Kennedy

Maria Doyle Kennedy returns to Kildare.

From 8:30 until Late

At Alices Restaurant

5 Moat Mall, Naas, Co. Kildare


Maria Doyle Kennedy returns to Kildare. 

Singer, filmmaker, star of recent Irish movie Sing Street and Downtown Abbey returns to Alice’s Restaurant in Naas for a rare intimate performance on Saturday July 02. 

Together with her husband Kieran Kennedy she runs a small independent record label (Mermaid Records) and they have released 7 albums to date.

In May 2014 Doyle Kennedy featured on the album “Printer Clips” with Paul Noonan, Joan As Policewoman and Martha Wainwright amongst others.

Recent acting credits include Orphan Black (for which she won 2 Canadian Screen Awards). Most recently she completed filming on Jupiter Ascending and A Thousand Times Goodnight which won the Special Jury Prize at the Montreal festival. 

Sing released in 2012 features duets with Damien Rice, Paul Brady and John Prine. Hot Press described Sing as “Maria’s Masterpiece”. Inarguably Sing is her most accomplished and accessible work yet, a celebration of “the power of the voice, the sound a group of people can make when lifting their voices together – the human act of singing”.

Maria’s last two albums have demonstrated her evolving artistry. The Storms Are On The Ocean (2011) placed her in the Elizabethan world of haunting folk tales and murder ballads. 2007’s Mutter was inspired by Chuck Palahniuk’s novel, Diary, about a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown, while her solo bow with Charm is an album that encompassed everything from unadulterated rock’n’roll to left-field Americana, with the kind of lyrical sensibility that suggested Lorca rewriting creepy Eastern European fairytales.

In 2004, she set up Mermaid films specifically to make a documentary called “Golden Boy” about the artist Patrick Scott who is often referred to as the father of Modernism in Irish painting. Maria has also starred as Katherine of Aragon, nanny to the son of a serial killer and the estranged wife of the lovely Mr Bates from the three award-winning television series, The Tudors, Dexter and Downton Abbey.

Earliest musical influences include Billie Holiday, Patti Smith, Ian Dury & The Blockheads, The Wizard of Oz film and episodes of Wonderwoman.

Having shared stages with the likes of Snow Patrol, Hothouse Flowers and many more, Maria Doyle Kennedy and Kieran Kennedy make a welcome return to the intimate surrounds of Alice’s Restaurant on Saturday, July 02.

Tickets are priced at €25. Doors 9pm. All tickets available from Alice’s Restaurant, 5 Moat Mall, Naas or call 045 888227/ 0878073779 for bookings.

Tea/Coffee/ Cake at the door.  If at all possible please bring a non- perishable food item to to donate to the Food Bank as barter for the tea.....  The Church on Main Street make up food hampers every Tuesday morning and are always in need of donations.
It's a BYO night.  Complimentary glassses and wine/beer opener available on request

Doors open @ 8.30 for the cuppa.  Gig starts @ 9pm

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