Ladies in the Blues
Celebrate the power of women in blues history, from the gospel roots of the 1920s through to vaudeville, jazz & 1960s blues-rock, focusing on women and their stories in the evolution of blues music.
Having received standing ovations nationwide, this show takes you on a women’s journey, honouring pioneers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Nina Simone, Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin and many more - through song and iconic visuals. The show journeys from the first recording of the blues by Mamie Smith in 1920 through the decades up to and including the sixties with Janis Joplin.
Fronted live on stage by four of Ireland’s greatest female exponents of the blues, each with their own interpretation of the songs ranging from twelve bar acoustic blues to African American blues, Vaudeville to Jazz, and rhythm & blues to modern times. The singers are Clara Rose, Jhil Quinn, Grainne Hunt and Emma Nicolai and the house band comprises James Delaney [keyboards] Eoghan O Neill [Bass], Ed Dean [Guitar], Kevin Malone [Drums].
Photo Credit: Credit: Drone Photography & Photo Services