- “… once Eleanor McEvoy launched into her fiery set, accompanied by nothing more than her guitar, fiddle and glass-shattering vocal cords, we knew we were in for a fearsome night of music…A lone performer plying a singular trade with considerable élan.” - Siobhan Long, Irish Times
- "Her voice is clear and potently charged, one hundred percent believable; when her songs are bitter the acid burns your eyes, when they are sad you can taste the tears.” - Sean Laffey, Irish Music Magazine
- "McEvoy’s voice has a depth of expression born from living the songs rather than just singing them. It’s a genuine privilege to be on the outside looking in.” - Jackie Hayden, Hot Press
- Wexford Opera Fringe Festival October 2015: “It was yet one more triumphant outing for a musical wizard and a woman of immense talent.” Wexford Echo
- New York Times “McEvoy has the skills of a first rate songwriter. She gives her songs full fledged melodies, not just a repeated phrase or two”
- Washington Post “McEvoy restricts her lyrics to the simplest of sentiments and marries these universal aphorisms to sturdy hooks that she sings in a lovely voice”
- Billboard “clever, heartfelt lyrics and a melody that quietly circles the brain before taking a permanent hold...”
- Boston Globe “Her traversal of country, Celtic, and cosmic bar room styles is exhilarating”
Date: 29th July
ELEANOR MCEVOY ‘NAKED MUSIC’
Best known for her songs Sophie, Harbour, The Secret of Living and of course Only A Woman’s Heart, Eleanor’s new album features exclusive artwork by the famed painter Chris Gollon.
Eleanor will be presenting her new show “Naked…Live”
Eleanor McEvoy published her first ever songbook. Entitled ‘Naked Music-The Songbook’, the unique publication is a pioneering collaboration between McEvoy and the acclaimed English painter Chris Gollon. It includes lyrics and melodies from the songs on McEvoy’s 2016 album Naked Music, alongside 24 of Gollon’s stunning paintings inspired by the music on that album. The project has already been invited to headline the Louder Than Words Festival in Manchester in November 2016.