Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi (USA/Italy)

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Updated: November 12th, 2018

Music Network presents

Rhiannon Giddens (USA) 

Voice | Fiddle | Banjo 

Francesco Turrisi (Italy)

Percussion | Accordian


Lime Tree Theatre | Sat, March 9th | 8pm | €20/€18


Her voice is a perpetually soulful marvel” New York Times [on Giddens]

Delicate, wistful, engrossing” The Irish Times [on Turrisi]

Her songs are wise and deeply-felt, her singing powerful and refined” Rolling Stone [on Giddens]

Fasten your seatbelts as Grammy Award-winning songstress and multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens and Italian jazz maestro Francesco Turrisi take you on a musical voyage of discovery from Africa and the Middle East across to Europe and the Americas. The duo discovered a shared creative ground after their paths crossed a few years back, spanning gospel, jazz, blues, country and folk, but this is their first nationwide tour of Ireland.

Giddens’ debut album was described by the Guardian as a “solo debut of phenomenal vocal power, effortlessly jumping between gospel holler, tender folk song, and lachrymose country ballad“. Her star continues to rise with US TV performances on The Late Show and The Tonight Show, and the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo.

The powerhouse singer’s versatility is more than matched by accordion and piano player Francesco Turrisi. Dubbed the “musical alchemist”, his lyrical, culture-bridging collaborations include early music, Balkan jazz and contemporary ensembles as well working with such luminaries as Bobby McFerrin, Dave Liebman, Wolfgang Muthspiel, The King’s Singers and flamenco master Pepe el Habichuela.

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