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Non, je ne regrette rien: Tionscadal Piaf - Brel

The Piaf - Brel Project

 

14 February at 10pm at the Cork Arts Theatre.
Admission: €12 (€10 concs.) Tickets available at the door.

The Piaf-Brel Project

 

Edith Piaf was one of France’s most beloved singers, and became a national icon. Her
singing reflected her tragic life, with her specialty being the poignant ballad performed in a heartbreaking voice. Jacques Brel, born in Belgium, composed and performed songs charged with poetry and drama. Non, je ne regrette rien: Tionscadal Piaf-Brel features songs by Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel rendered into exquisite Irish by Liam Ó Muirthile. They are performed by singers Hilary Bow - whose album Oneness was acclaimed by Eamon Carr as ‘one of the most captivating Irish albums of the year’ - and Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde, whose work has been praised by the Minnesota Irish Gazette as ‘pure magic, rich with mirth, mischief, and melancholy’. Accompanying them are Peter Roycroft on piano; Geoff Kirk on drums; and Neville Lloyd on double-bass. Designer Margaret Lonergan has created special on-screen projections of the lyrics accompanied by images inspired by the songs. Liam Ó Muirthile will also read new versions in Irish of poems by Jacques Prévert and Paul Verlaine.

Duine d’amhránaithe móra na Fraince ab ea Edith Piaf (1915 -1963), an Gealbhan Beag mar a thugtaí uirthi. Saol corrach a bhí aici - deirtear gur rugadh ar chosán í - agus bhí cáilíocht choscrach ag baint lena glór cinn a chuirfeadh na clocha ag caoineadh. I measc na móramhrán uaithi bhí ‘La Vie en Rose’ agus ‘Non, je ne regrette rien.’ Beilgeach ab ea Jacques Brel (1929 -1978) a chum agus a chan amhráin a bhí fileata agus drámata araon. Liam Ó Muirthile a chuir Gaeilge bhinn ar na liricí. Is iad na hoirfidigh a chuireann na hamhráin inár láthair ná Hilary Bow ar thuill an t-albam is déanaí uaithi, Oneness, ardmholadh, Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde, duaiseoir Oireachtais agus á dtionlacan san tá Peter Roycroft ar an bpianó, Geoff Kirk ar na drumaí agus Neville Lloyd ar an olldord. Léann an Muirthileach leaganacha nua Gaeilge de dhánta le Jacques Prévert agus Paul Verlaine agus tionlacan ceoil laistiar de. Cuireann Margaret Lonergan go mór leis an tionscadal agus cuireann i gcónaí leis na híomhánna breátha a theilgtear ar scáileán.

 

More about the authors & performers:

Liam Ó Muirthile at Poetry International Web - Ireland

Hilary Bow at MySpace, with music samples

Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde website

Margaret Lonergan career notes at Irish Playography

 

 

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