Whelan’s, Main Room
- Price: €12
- Date: Sun, Mar 18, 2018
- Time: 8:00 pm - 10:45 pm
- Venue: Whelan's Main Room
- Location: Whelan's, Wexford St
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*Ailie plays her first main room headline gig in Whelan’s*
2017 was a pivotal year for Ailie Blunnie with the release of her début album “West to the Evening Sun” (Nov. 2017, Happy Out Records).
NY Irish Echo’s “top pick for best début album and best début artist in 2017”, the Leitrim musician takes her critically-acclaimed blend of experimental folktronic to the main stage of Whelan’s for the first time on Sunday 18th March 2018.
Influenced by her academic studies in music and psychology, Blunnie’s sound melds assured songwriting, inventive arrangements, and newly-expanded soundscapes developed in collaboration with producer Daragh Dukes (Headgear/Wyos/Asylum Speakers/RTE).
“Has the vocal purity of Sinéad Lohan and Agnes Obel.. Songs sound like they were spirited up from the landscape of her home in North-West Ireland” 4**** Alan Corr | RTÉ Entertainment
“‘West to the Evening Sun’ is not just music—it’s poetry too. Listening to these songs is like sitting alone in an archive, reading a collection of letters shared between the closest of friends. There is tragedy, confession, hope, love. Moreover, there is narrative as well as harmonic integrity.” Colleen Taylor | NY Irish Echo
“I hope people outside of Ireland get to hear this album.. a serious talent” 4**** RTÉ ARENA
One of John Kelly’s “favourite up-and-coming Irish artists of 2017” Mystery Train | RTÉ Lyric FM