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    Rhiannon Giddens Launches Tour of Ireland with Francesco Turrisi
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    Rhiannon Giddens begins a duo tour of Ireland with Italian percussionist/accordionist Francesco Turrisi at The Sugar Club in Dublin tonight. The duo discovered a shared creative ground after their paths crossed a few years back, spanning gospel, jazz, blues, country and folk. Their first nationwide tour of Ireland continues with stops in Dún Laoghaire, Wexford, Tinahely, Limerick, Tralee, Clifden, Ennis, Letterkenny, Belfast, and Newbridge. See below for all of the details and tickets, or visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    "The ties that bind, and the bridges that unite us. These recurring themes form the basis of the musical alchemy that Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi revel in these days," writes the Irish Times's Siobhan Long in a new feature on the artists and their tour. "At the heart of the duo’s music is an intention to break down the othering that leads to walls being built, and tolls (both monetary and emotional) being taken." You can read the article and see what Giddens and Turrisi have to say at irishtimes.com.

    The pair recently gave the premiere performance of Giddens's original score for the new ballet Lucy Negro Redux with the Nashville Ballet earlier this month. "I am still pondering the artistic miracle that unfolded before me," exclaimed the New York Times' Margaret Renkl of the premiere. It "was a beautifully choreographed ballet, but it was more than a ballet: It was also a spoken-word incantation and a showcase for the musical genius of Rhiannon Giddens." Giddens and Turrisi will join the Nashville Ballet in Knoxville for additional performances later this month as part of the Big Ears Festival.

    Giddens's latest solo album, Freedom Highway, is available on iTunes, Amazon, and the Nonesuch Store, and can be heard on Spotify and Apple Music.

    RHIANNON GIDDENS & FRANCESCO TURRISI ON TOUR IN IRELAND

    Mar 5 The Sugar Club Dublin
    Mar 6 Pavilion Theatre Dún Loaghaire
    Mar 7 National Opera House Wexford
    Mar 8 Courthouse Arts Centre Tinahely
    Mar 9 Lime Tree Theatre Limerick
    Mar 10 Siamsa Tíre Tralee
    Mar 12 Station House Theatre Clifden
    Mar 13 glór Ennis
    Mar 14 Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny
    Mar 15 The Black Box Belfast
    Mar 16 Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge
         
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Rhiannon Giddens begins a duo tour of Ireland with Italian percussionist/accordionist Francesco Turrisi at The Sugar Club in Dublin tonight, followed by stops in Dún Laoghaire, Wexford, Tinahely, Limerick, Tralee, Clifden, Ennis, Letterkenny, Belfast, and Newbridge. "The ties that bind, and the bridges that unite us. These recurring themes form the basis of the musical alchemy that Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi revel in these days," says the Irish Times. "At the heart of the duo’s music is an intention to break down the othering that leads to walls being built, and tolls (both monetary and emotional) being taken."

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Rhiannon Giddens begins a duo tour of Ireland with Italian percussionist/accordionist Francesco Turrisi at The Sugar Club in Dublin tonight. The duo discovered a shared creative ground after their paths crossed a few years back, spanning gospel, jazz, blues, country and folk. Their first nationwide tour of Ireland continues with stops in Dún Laoghaire, Wexford, Tinahely, Limerick, Tralee, Clifden, Ennis, Letterkenny, Belfast, and Newbridge. See below for all of the details and tickets, or visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

"The ties that bind, and the bridges that unite us. These recurring themes form the basis of the musical alchemy that Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi revel in these days," writes the Irish Times's Siobhan Long in a new feature on the artists and their tour. "At the heart of the duo’s music is an intention to break down the othering that leads to walls being built, and tolls (both monetary and emotional) being taken." You can read the article and see what Giddens and Turrisi have to say at irishtimes.com.

The pair recently gave the premiere performance of Giddens's original score for the new ballet Lucy Negro Redux with the Nashville Ballet earlier this month. "I am still pondering the artistic miracle that unfolded before me," exclaimed the New York Times' Margaret Renkl of the premiere. It "was a beautifully choreographed ballet, but it was more than a ballet: It was also a spoken-word incantation and a showcase for the musical genius of Rhiannon Giddens." Giddens and Turrisi will join the Nashville Ballet in Knoxville for additional performances later this month as part of the Big Ears Festival.

Giddens's latest solo album, Freedom Highway, is available on iTunes, Amazon, and the Nonesuch Store, and can be heard on Spotify and Apple Music.

RHIANNON GIDDENS & FRANCESCO TURRISI ON TOUR IN IRELAND

Mar 5 The Sugar Club Dublin
Mar 6 Pavilion Theatre Dún Loaghaire
Mar 7 National Opera House Wexford
Mar 8 Courthouse Arts Centre Tinahely
Mar 9 Lime Tree Theatre Limerick
Mar 10 Siamsa Tíre Tralee
Mar 12 Station House Theatre Clifden
Mar 13 glór Ennis
Mar 14 Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny
Mar 15 The Black Box Belfast
Mar 16 Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge
     
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Rhiannon Giddens, Francesco Turrisi 2018 by Karen Cox

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