Maria Doyle Kennedy is an established actor with an armful of successful screen credits to her name. She also has been making music and writing songs long before she ever appeared on screen and her newest album Sing is unquestionably her finest musical achievement to date. Yet as a singer, Maria remains one of Ireland’s best-kept secrets.
Indeed the raven-haired Dubliner is probably more familiar as either Katherine of Aragon, nanny to the son of a serial killer or the estranged wife of the lovely Mr. Bates from the three award-winning television series, The Tudors, Dexter and Downton Abbey.
Maria has spent more than two decades performing all over the world before audiences ranging from tens of thousands at Glastonbury, Oxygen and the Cambridge Folk Festival, to hundreds in small, intimate theatres, and now for the first time Maria will take to the stage for a once off intimate gig at The Source Arts Centre, Thurles, on Friday, February 1, at 8pm. With collaborations on her new album from Damien Rice, Paul Brady and legendary singer John Prine, ‘Sing’, highlights the beauty and creativity of Maria’s songwriting skills. Audience members are in for a treat and this promises to be a truly indulgent night out. Why not make an evening of it and come along for a delicious meal or some bar bites, ring Matt or Sheena
on 0504 58858 for details.
For all bookings go to www.thesourceartscentre.ie or ring the Box Office on 0504 90204