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“I’m convinced the beautiful Long Gallery was made for Julie Feeney. This is going to be real treat – a beautiful new show by an extraordinary singer in an extraordinary room.”
- Festival director
Julie has devised a new show especially for BIG HOUSE Festival. Get there to experience it! It will take place each evening in the beautiful surrounds of the Long Gallery in the main house, the perfect setting for the theatricality of a Julie Feeney show. Ballroom, Main House, Level 2 @ 8.30 Every Day
Julie Feeney’s third album Clocks went straight to No. 1 in the Independent Irish Album Charts on its Irish release. It was voted ‘Best Album’ 2012 in The Irish Times ‘Album of the Year’ category and it was also shortlisted for the Choice Music Prize. Julie is winner of the Choice Music Prize for ‘Irish Album of the Year’ for her self-produced debut album 13 songs on which she played most of the instruments herself. Her second album pages was shortlisted for the Irish Album Of The Year prize and featured in ’101 Irish Albums You Must Hear Before You Die’ by Liberties Press. ”Clocks’ will be released in 2013 in Germany, U.K. and in the U.S. She is currently composing her first opera ‘BIRD’.
Her sell-out shows on both sides of the Atlantic have received rave reviews where she combines her “mesmerizing stage presence and eccentric pop genius” (Hot Press) with her unquestionably original sound; and her innovative, avant-garde approach, while rooted in classical music, straddles both the pop and theatrical worlds. For her recent sell-out 10 show run in New York City at IAC, the New York Times said of Julie, “…intricate, articulate…draws on sources across centuries… Ms. Feeney’s songs don’t shout. They tease, ponder, reminisce, philosophize and invent parables, and she sings them in a plush, changeable mezzo-soprano that usually holds a kindly twinkle…Theatrical on the shell, intricate at the core”. Sharp witted, unpretentious and fiercely passionate, Julie Feeney is a genuine artist and a hugely enjoyable performer.