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Tuesday Night Live – Sabrina Piggott and Siobhan MacMahon

Sabrina’s songs are full of a sense of open space and possibilities. For Sabrina is an adventuress. An award-winner. In many ways a free spirit. With roots and wings.

Her rich traditional music background derives from her ancestral home, the countryside of Cork, in Ireland. And her distinctive rippling, almost Philip Glass evoking, acoustic guitar style sets the tone for a heart-melting voice, with its Celtic timbre, that pulls the emotion out of the lyric.

The rhythmic consistency in Sabrina’s playing harks back to her roots as a champion Irish bodhran player. And the settings and ideas in her songwriting also show a wider artistic sensibility. Previously, Sabrina has collaborated with acclaimed poet Siobhan MacMahon, for whom she provided musical accompaniment in the award-winning work The Mouth of the Cave, featured at the Wicklow Arts Festival.

And also whilst in Wicklow, Sabrina’s solo fringe gig was awarded the AOIFE Best Musical Individual Award, given each year to the performer who, in the opinion of the panel, gave the best national performance across all AOIFE festivals in Ireland.

In the last couple of years Sabrina has honed her material and live act, touring Ireland, England and in the USA. Now she’s teamed with ace cellist David Hornberger (recorded with Badly Drawn Boy / cellist for BBC Radio 4 Daily Services) and producer David Crickmore (Steve Tilston / The Durbervilles / Fiat Lux).

The result is the exciting album Roots & Wings melding folk / roots / singer-songwriter with nu-classical and a sprinkling of tasteful dance beats.

Siobhan MacMahon is an award-winning Performance Poet who has been creating Spoken Word projects for many years, combining poetry with music, dance and with film. She has recently completed an MA in Creative Writing at UCD. Published both online and in print – most recently in a Bloodaxe Anthology – Hallelujah for 50 Foot Women, and in the Hennessy New Irish Writing.

Suggested donations of £3-£5, but no one turned away for lack of funds.

We have live music in Assembly Bar + Kitchen every Tuesday night from 8.00 – 10.15pm approx.

 

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