I shot this video of Wallis Bird performing Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin at the NYE Turning Pirate Mixtape in Vicar Street, Dublin 8. It was one hell of a show and this rendition of the song is so good I thought you guys might be into it.
Eimear wins tickets to see Wallis Bird (above on the cover of new album ‘Home’) at the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, County Kildare on June 3 with this heartfelt wish:
“I am a genuine fan of Wallis Bird and would love to see her because she’s got this third, giant hand that everyone is standing on throughout her gigs and she holds ya nice and cosy and tight in there or she shakes it around like a dance floor with springs. And both are exhilarating.”
Wallis Bird plays the Riverside Arts Centre, Main Street, Newbridge, County Kildare on June 3.
Like to go?
Eric, at the Riverbank, writes:
To celebrate the anniversary of the passing of the Marriage Equality Referendum and to celebrate our support of June Fest 2017 ( we’d like to offer your readers a chance to win tickets to Wallis Bird on Saturday, June 3.
Wallis describes her latest album Home as a record celebrating a “blueprint to this great life and musical plan I was hatching – girl meets girl, girl falls in love and happy ending ensues. ‘Home’ is the happy ending.”
To enter, please complete this sentence
‘I am genuine fan of Wallis Bird and would love to see her because of her__________________’
A chance to see nine of the ten acts nominated for Irish album of the year 2012 play a few songs each topped by the announcement of the winner of a €10k novelty cheque. One of the few gigs you can put a bet down on proceedings. Always hard to predict a winner, Delorentos’ album Little Sparks are current favourites but Windings would be a good bet. Would love to see Mumblin Deaf Ro win it. There’s a very strong possibility that Julie Feeney will be wearing a novelty hat and bewildering audience members with her performance.