From: Martin Snodin [martin_dot_snodin_at_homecall_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 17 June 2008 21:06
Subject: Acoustic Sussex Newsletter 2008-06-17 - ELEANOR McEVOY

Newsletter             17 June 2008


Contact details
Tel. 01342 716975
or email:

This Wednesday, 18th June at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Hear Eleanor playing live on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends last Saturday on our MySpace site, along with 3 other Eleanor samples.

Also now playing is Bob Harris’ live session with Thea Gilmore broadcast on 1 June (Thea appears at Chequer Mead on 30 June).

18 June
at Chequer Mead
East Grinstead
Support: Leihsja
£13 (£11 conc)     8pm
Box office 01342 302000

Tickets are also available at Hobgoblin in Crawley and Bullfrog in East Grinstead

Click here for full News Release in PDF format



What they say…
Eleanor McEvoy is one of the leading singer songwriters of her generation, known throughout the world for her stunning live performances.  A multi-instrumentalist, Eleanor first shot to prominence when her song ‘A Woman’s Heart’ became the theme and title track to the biggest selling ever Irish album ‘A Woman’s Heart’.  The album stayed in the Top 10 for over a year and still remains in the Irish charts to this day.

A seasoned session musician and orchestral fiddle player from an early age, Eleanor was first signed to Geffen Records and has toured the world, achieving chart success in many countries with the eponymous album ‘Eleanor McEvoy’.  A move from Geffen to Sony Columbia yielded two further highly rated albums ‘What’s Following Me’ and ‘Snapshots’ before she embarked on her own musical journey.  ‘Yola’, her first independent release, was Hi-Fi Plus album of the year and became a standard reference in the world of High End Audio.  This was followed by the moody late night album ‘Early Hours’ and the highly acclaimed ‘Out There’

Eleanor's new album, 'Love Must Be Tough', has just been released to great reviews (and airtime on Radio 2’s Terry Wogan show)   The album represents a completely new departure, featuring a band of Ireland's finest session players and songs from a wide range of writers (click here for a CD review in NetRhythms).

“Immaculately tuneful, lyrically potent tales of love and life”  MOJO
“Bags of class… McEvoy earns plenty of respect for her multi-instrumental skills ..  her writing gets better & better”  Daily Telegraph
“First class songs sung by a genuinely soulful singer. Spare, clean arrangements and respectful covers. I think that about ticks all the boxes” Maverick

What we say…
A true class act (click to read a live review in Maverick magazine). Eleanor's new album, 'Love Must Be Tough', is planned for release in late May. The album represents a completely new departure, featuring a band of Ireland's finest session players and songs from a wide range of writers.  We are also delighted that local harpist Liehsja and her sister Eoni are providing support for Eleanor on this show.


Eleanor McEvoy

Click for a review



For your future diaries...


Other 2008 dates in the Acoustic Sussex programme include:

Ø    27-29 June – Crawley Folk Festival

Ø    30 June – Thea Gilmore + support (Pete Du Pon)

Ø    21 July - Eve Selis Band + support (tbc)

Ø    8 September – Kirsty McGee + support (tbc)

Ø    22 September – Dave Swarbrick & Martin Carthy + support: Lisa Knapp

Ø    3 October – Eliza Gilkyson with Robert McEntee

Ø    20 October – Bob Fox & Stu Luckley (support tbc)

Ø    3 November – John Tams & Barry Coope + support: Michael Chapman

Ø    17 November – Kreg Viesselman (support tbc)

Ø    9 December – Dougie MacLean + support (tbc)


More information on all up-and-coming artists can be found on our website: You can also find us on MySpace (with samples from some of the artists appearing) at: If you know anyone who you think may enjoy our events, please forward this email to them.



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