SUBLIME Soprano Eve Garavan will bring a blend of songs, opera and traditional Irish ballands to Wesptort on October 21.
Sublime soporano Eve Garavan, originally from Castlebar, will perform in Wesptort Town Hall Theatre on Saturday night, October 21. Eve has performed in many concerts and recitals around Ireland, both in a solo capacity and as a member of leading Irish chamber choirs, including Anúna, Collegium and New Dublin Voices. She also won the Feis Ceoil’s Mná, a competition for Irish-language unaccompanied singing for women.
Garavan began her vocal training with mezzo-soprano Anne Marie Gibbons, a fellow Mayo woman, before continuing her training with Mary Brennan, music lecturer in the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. Over the years, she has built up a wealth of experience as a soloist, and she sings with a purity that makes her performances captivating and unique.
Influenced by her great love of Irish traditional music, she has decided her Westport concert will explore the worlds of both classical and traditional music with the aim of creating her own unique sound, accompanied by Panpan Lin on piano and Niamh O’Brien on harp.
She will perform a selection of French songs, lieder and opera arias from Mozart, Handel, Bach, Schumann, Gounod and more, as well as beautiful traditional Irish songs, on which she will put her own unique stamp.
Garavan’s artistic side is definitely in the blood, as her mother, Pauline Garavan is an accomplished artist who has exhibited in many well-known venues around Ireland. Pauline’s most recent commission ‘Shackleton’s Endurance’ has taken up residency in the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin, after being exhibited in the same venue her daughter will sing in on Saturday night.
Panpan Lin is a pianist from China. She started piano lessons at age five and has received training from some of the best piano teachers in China. She has extensive experience performing both as a soloist and in groups, and has won several awards in China, including the Golden Bell Award.
Harp player, singer, composer and arranger Niamh O’Brian hails from Co Limerick. She completed her undergraduate degree in Irish Music and Dance at the Irish World Academy, UL, in 2014. Since graduating she has recorded and performed with various groups and soloists, including An Tara, Alyth McCormack, Sionna and Hoodman Blind. She has also been involved in the arrangement and performance of music for contemporary dance performances as well as radio documentaries and poetry readings.
For tickets, €15/€12, contact the Westport Town Hall Theatre box office on 098 28459 or visit www.westporttheatre.com.