- 12 Jul 22
Alongside her music career, McEvoy is the chairperson for the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO), an organisation dedicated to promoting and sponsoring musicians and live music in Ireland.
Irish singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy has announced a rake of tour dates across the UK and Germany, as well as adding two new Irish dates to her bill.
McEvoy has been playing music since she was four, and graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with an Honours degree in music. The musician has long been an integral part of the Irish scene. Her song with Mary Black, 'Only a Woman's Heart,' is part of one of the best-selling albums in Irish history (A Woman's Heart). One year after its release, McEvoy shared her self-titled debut album, Eleanor McEvoy, in 1993.
In 2016, NAKED MUSIC: The Songbook was published by Hot Press. It documented the association and collaboration between painter Chris Collon and Eleanor McEvoy; the songs and the paintings they inspired, with text and interviews by Jackie Hayden.
Eleanor McEvoy co-wrote 'Dreaming of Leaving' with Lloyd Cole, which then inspired a painting by Chris Gollon of the same name. This painting in turn inspired McEvoy to write the song 'Gimme Some Wine'. McEvoy's latest LP, Gimme Some Wine, was released in October 2021.
"Her exceptional 16th album is conjured from a broad palette, with influences drawn from several genres within the folk-pop tradition, yet leavened with production values that make it very much of the moment," Hot Press' Jackie Hayden wrote in his review. "All told, this is McEvoy’s most consistent album in a long while, with every beat, word and note earning its keep. Indeed, Gimme Some Wine is the sort of thing that gives popular music a good name."
Check out McEvoy's 'South Anne Street' performance on The Late Late Show below.
Wed 20th July: Mallow Arts Festival
Sat 30th July: Cloughjordan Amphitheatre
ELEANOR McEVOY UK 'GIMME SOME WINE' TOUR 2022
Sat 18th Feb: London, Hammersmith Irish Centre
Sun 19th Feb: Cardiff. Acapela
Mon 20th Feb: Stroud, Prince Albert
Thurs 23rd Feb: Bath, Chapel Arts
Fri 24th Feb: Milton Keynes, Stables
Sat 25th Feb: Alstonefiled, Village Hall
Mon 27th Feb: Birmingham, Kitchen Garden Cafe
Thurs 2nd March: Chester, Alexanders
Sat 4th March: Durham, Old Cinema Laundrette
Sun 5th March: York, The Crescent
Mon 6th: Stirling Folk Club
Tues 7th March: Glasgow, The Glad Cafe
Wed 8th March: Sheffield, The Greystones
Thurs 9th March: Bury, The MET Arts Centre
Fri 10th March: Barton, The Ropewalk
Sat 11th March: Liverpool, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Eleanor McEvoy German 'Gimme MORE Wine' Dates - October 2022
Sat, 15th Oct: Konzertdiele, Elsfleth
Sun 16th Oct: Notenschlussel, Leverkusen
Wed 19th Oct: Casa Cara, Gefrees
Thurs 20th Oct: Gasthaus Engel, Bartenbach
Fri 21st Oct: Gasthaus Hirsch, Metzingen
Sat 22nd Oct: Forderverein Kultur, Karlsruhe
Sun 23rd Oct: Alte Seegrasspinnerei, Nurtingen
Tues 25th Oct: Kofferfabrik, Furth
Wed 26th Oct: Zum Frohlichen Nix, Blaubeuren
Fri 28th Oct: Stadt, Baiersdorf
Sat 29th Oct: “Singers and Players Club” Oldenburg
Sun 30th Oct: Kito, Bremen