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Wed, 03 Apr

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John Field Room, NCH, Dublin

John Field Room, NCH, Dublin - Honor Heffernan & Friends

A fundraising evening organised by the great vocalist Honor Heffernan featuring lots of amzing musicians. All proceeds go to the An Saol Foundation for Severe Aquired Brain Injury.

John Field Room, NCH, Dublin - Honor Heffernan & Friends
John Field Room, NCH, Dublin - Honor Heffernan & Friends

Time & Location

03 Apr 2024, 20:00 – 23:00

John Field Room, NCH, Dublin, Earlsfort Terrace, Saint Kevin's, Dublin, D02 N527, Ireland

About the event

Honor Heffernan & Friends

Tickets and all info: https://www.nch.ie/all-events-listing/honor-heffernan-friends/

An evening of celebration – both of music, and of care and support  for people with a brain injury - hosted by legendary jazz singer Honor  Heffernan and featuring some of Ireland’s most revered musicians.  Heffernan’s support for An Saol was inspired by the great care the  foundation has been giving to her friend and former accompanist,  renowned English pianist Phil Ware, who suffered a severe brain injury  in 2022. After witnessing the brilliant work that the An Soal foundation  was doing to help her friend to recover, Heffernan decided she had to  help and she asked some of her best friends in jazz to join in. This  will be a night of jazz and community such as is rarely witnessed these  days, and a chance to show support and appreciation for a visionary  project that is transforming Irish lives for the better…

Honor Heffernan – voice Carole Nelson - piano Christine Tobin – voice Phil Robson – guitar Carmel McCreagh – voice Fiachra Trench – piano Jim Doherty – piano Daniel Rorke – saxophone Hugh Buckley – guitar Cormac O Brien – bass Dominic Mullen - drums

Honor Heffernan, Ireland’s most revered jazz singer, has enjoyed a  long and illustrious career that has included collaborations with film  director Neil Jordan and legendary guitarist Louis Stewart. Now in her  sixth decade as a singer, Heffernan remains a riveting performer, able  to bring her own truth to any song, with a repertoire that ranges from  songbook standards to Joni Mitchell to rock and blues. In recent years,  she has begun a new collaboration with renowned pianist Carole Nelson,  whose fine trio with bassist Cormac O Brien and drummer Dominic Mullen,  forms the basis for Heffernan’s current group.

Joining them will be a roll call of Irish jazz grandees, including:  internationally lauded vocalist Christine Tobin and her partner, the  much-respected English guitarist Phil Robson; the celebrated husband and  wife team of vocalist Carmel McCreagh and pianist Fiachra Trench, whose  illustrious credits as an arranger include Paul McCartney, U2 and the  Pogues; legendary pianist Jim Doherty, one of the key figures in the  evolution of Irish jazz; and leading jazz instrumentalists including  rising Australian saxophonist Daniel Rorke and much-loved Dublin  guitarist Hugh Buckley.

The evening will feature an eclectic mix of music covering the last  century of great songwriters, with the performers combining in many  different combinations. Expect music from the likes of Gershwin, Cole  Porter and Rogers and Hart, along with more recent favourites from Joni  Mitchell and Tom Waits, as well as jazz standards and originals from  some of the talented musicians on stage.

All the performers have generously waived their fees, and all profits  from this performance go to the An Saol foundation and its 2024 Teach  An Saol campaign for a permanent National Centre for Life and Living  with a sABI. For more information about An Saol, go to http://ansaol.ie

Presented by An Saol Foundation

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