- 09 Jan 18
Irish singer songwriter Pierce Turner plays Irish homecoming gig in the John Field Room of the National Concert Hall on Tuesday 16th January.
Turner has been getting world wide critical acclaim for decades, with Rolling Stone Magazine describing him as "a cross between David Bowie and Joni Mitchell" and The Irish Times declaring him "one of the most important Irish artists of the last twenty years".
Many critics have commented upon Turner's uniqueness, something the Wexford native has joked about in the past.
He tells an anecdote about Adam Clayton of U2 once saying to him that surely being such an enigma makes things very hard.
However, he has discovered that his uniqueness has advantages too, such as the pockets of fans scattered throughout the World who he says are "fiercely loyal" to any project that he pursues.
In 2017, he began to play parlour gigs, an indication of his innovative spirit. He played in Mackens Bar Undertaker in the Bull Ring of Wexford Town and more when he returned to New York where he now lives.
He gets excited at the sell out crowds at these gigs, “I don’t need large crowds, I love my audience for who they are, these are people who have the courage of their own convictions”.
Pierce hopes that the bigger venue in the National Concert Hall will be "none the less intimate".
Tickets to the gig are available here