- 27 Jun 14
As part of his select Irish tour...
Award-winning Wexfordian Pierce Turner is gearing up for a short nationwide tour which is set to conclude in the hallowed environs of Dublin's National Concert Hall on Thursday July 10.
Turner, pictured above performing alongside Pete Seeger just months before the folk legend passed away, will take to the stage with his "Why Use 2 Words When 10 Will Do Perfectly Well?" show on the following dates:
The Mermaid Theatre, Wicklow Arts Centre, Bray - Sat June 14
Greenacres Art Gallery, Wexford - Sat June 21
The Granary Theatre, Cork - Sat June 28
The National Concert Hall - Thursday July 10
All attendees at NCH are invited to an After Show Parlour Party upstairs at Whelan’s. It's a productive time for Turner, having attracted some fine literary names to his recent Pledgemusic campaign for new album Songs for a VeRRy small Orchestra. Among those moved to contribute were Scottish crime novelist Val McDermid, Joseph O'Connor, Eoin Colfer and Colm McCann.
Check out an intimate profile of Turner below, edited from Colin Murnane's feature-length documentary The Song For The Year as part of Pierce Turner's Homecoming Hug at The Gathering 2013.