- 15 May 19
Andrew Barr, Leslie Feist and Bryce Dessner are among the announced artists.
Sounds from a Safe Harbour (SFSH) returns for its third incarnation, taking place in venues across Cork city, from September 12 to September 15.
Curated by Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National, director of 37d03d Mary Hickson, Cillian Murphy and Enda Walsh, the festival will be an exciting weekend of music, dance, visual art, and conversation, with lots of ticketed and free events to explore. As always, collaboration and shared experiences are at the heart of this biennial festival, and the use of intimate venues throughout the city will create immersive experiences for audiences to enjoy.
The first announcement leads with some of the headline shows, taking place in Cork Opera House:
Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice takes to the stage on Friday, September 13 for a spectacular show featuring special guests, including Voice Works choir led by Gemma Sugrue.
Visiting Cork for the very first time on Saturday, September 14 is Canadian pop singer-songwriter and guitarist, Feist, with a special intimate performance, in the last leg of her ‘Pleasure’ album tour.
The festival finale at Cork Opera House on Sunday, September 15 will be LHASA, a live project originally conceived at 37d03d festival, Berlin, August 2018. The captivating melodies of Mexican-American musician Lhasa de Sela are brought back to the stage in a heartfelt tribute from musician fans, friends, and collaborators.
When Lhasa passed away on New Year’s Day 2010 in Montreal, it was said that it started to snow and didn’t stop for four days. Aged just 37, Lhasa had found international admiration over three albums mixing country with gospel; Mexican with Gypsy folk; and drawing on her international roots singing lyrics in English, French and Spanish.
The artists coming together to celebrate the life of Lhasa in this concert are Andrew Barr (The Barr Brothers), Bryce Dessner (The National), Clarice Jensen, Dustin O'Halloran, Emma Broughton, Joel Shearer, Leslie Feist (Feist), Melissa Laveaux, Pauline DeLassus (Mina Tindle), and Todd Dahlhoff. Following the Cork performance, SFSH will take the show to the Barbican, London, on Tuesday, September 17.
Tickets for the Cork Opera House shows will go on sale 10 a.m. May 27 from www.corkoperahouse.com.