Julie Feeney, the dramatic, flamboyant Irish star and prodigious singer, conductor, and performer is set to touch down in New York to perform for 10 nights off-Broadway (April 25 – May 6) in a music and theatrical show at the Irish Arts Center, to be co-directed by PS122’s Vallejo Gantner.Winner of the Choice Music Prize (Ireland’s equivalent of the Mercury Prize) Feeney made her New York debut at Joe’s Pub in 2011 before the US release of her album ‘pages’. Since then she has quickly amassed critical acclaim for her uncompromising sound that both Village Voice and Time Out New York called “captivating,” drawing comparisons to everyone from Sufjan Stevens and Elvis Costello to Lady Gaga and Bjork.
Feeney’s music, melding elements of Laurie Anderson, David Bowie, June Tabor and Philip Glass, is complemented by an ethereal stage show that features outrageous fashion and unconventional instrumentation arranged by Feeney. The highly distinguished Feeney has been called "charming, urbane and dreamy" by the New York Times, "the Emerald Isle's Original" by the Washington Post and "an eccentric pop genius" by Hot Press.
At the Irish Arts Center each night, Feeney will be joined by a small orchestra of strings, singers, recorders, sticks, guitar, keyboards, and trumpet.
KEY DETAILSWho: Julie FeeneyWhere: Irish Arts Center (553 West 51st Street [between 10th and 11th Avenues]; Subway C, E to 50th Street
When: April 25th – May 6th, 2012 | Time: Wednesday to Sunday at 8pmTickets: $20/$18 | Booking: 866 811 4111 irishartscenter.org More info: www.juliefeeney.com