Chart-Topping Singer With Tralee Roots For Siamsa Concert

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Eddi Reader.

A BRIT award-winning artist with ties to Tralee makes a welcome to town on February 19 at 8pm.

Eddi Reader is probably best known – by people of a certain age – as lead singer with Fairground Attraction who had a No.1 hit back in 1988 with ‘Perfect’.

The Scottish singer has enjoyed huge critical acclaim with a string of albums since and is an amazing live performer, winning three BRIT awards – two with Fairground Attraction and one for her eponymous solo album in 1994.

2016 welcomes the release of ‘The Best Of Eddi Reader’ compilation including thirty of her most consistently beautiful, often deeply personal and intimate songs.

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Declared, “a definitive musical portrait of one of the finest voices this country has produced” by Folk Radio UK, Eddi Reader returns to Siamsa Tíre joined by regular band members, John Douglas (guitar and vocals), Boo Hewerdine (guitar and vocals), Alan Kelly (piano accordion) and Kevin McGuire (double bass & vocals).

Eddi is grandaughter of Margaret (Madge) Nammock from Lower Abbey Street who moved from Tralee to Glasgow for work in the 1920’s. Eddi’s great grandfather James worked in the old slaughterhouse.

Eddi’s Tralee roots are celebrated in her original songs such as “Back The Dogs.” No doubt she’ll meet the cousins, the Roches and Byrnes, when she’s here next month.

For bookings call Siamsa Tíre on 066-7123055. Tickets €23/€21 conc. To book online click here

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