National Opera House Event

Eddi Reader

15 February 2019

Tickets: €20

Scottish songstress Eddi Reader returns to Irish shores in February 2019 for her eleventh consecutive nationwide tour. She will be joined by her regular band members, John Douglas (guitar & vocals), Boo Hewerdine (guitar & vocals), Alan Kelly (piano accordion) and Kevin McGuire (double bass & vocals).

Eddi Reader has effortlessly developed into one of popular music's most thrilling and affecting performers. Having first hit the limelight in the 1980’s with the group Fairground Attraction (who enjoyed huge chart success with their debut No.1 single 'Perfect' and album First of a Million Kisses), Eddi went on to collaborate on many celebrated projects throughout the years, famously harmonizing with Annie Lennox while touring with the Eurythmics and paying her punk dues with a successful stint in the group Gang of Four followed by 9 critically acclaimed solo albums, 3 BRIT awards, a #1 single and MBE in tow. 2016 welcomed the release of her first career-spanning compilation entitled, The Best Of, featuring material from across Eddi’s prestigious 30-year recording career.

Eddi has announced that her brand new studio album Cavalier will be released worldwide on 28th September 2018 by Reveal Records, featuring sixteen songs including recently performed live favourites 'Wonderful', 'My Favourite Dress', 'Starlight', 'Meg O’ The Glen' and 'Maiden’s Lament', the new album was recorded and produced in Glasgow, Scotland by Eddi Reader and John Douglas. Cavalier is a new creative peak in an already prestigious career, just under an hour of new music, incorporating both contemporary and traditional songs.

Declared, “a definitive musical portrait of one of the finest voices this country has produced, whether that be in folk, pop or any other genre” by Folk Radio UK.

★★★★★ The Herald   

★★★★★ Maverick

“Eddi Reader is one of my favourite singers of all time” - Jools Holland

“The energy she uses in a single performance could probably power a wee village on the outskirts of her native Glasgow” - The Scotsman

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