Bakers Bar opens its new live music programme in its brand new extension with the wonderful singer Cathy Davey on Thursday, September 26.
Cathy Davey has just finished recording her fourth album at a pop-up studio at the National Concert Hall and she is previewing songs from her new album during a small tour of her favourite intimate venues in Ireland.
As well as the new songs, she will play all her old favourites from her last three albums including her last album The Nameless which was a number one in Ireland.
Cathy Davey found her way into music almost accidentally. She was signed by Parlophone’s Regal Recordings after a batch of home-recorded demos caused a bit of a stir, and played her first live date shortly thereafter. Her debut album Something Ilk, was a gorgeous collection of songs both sultry and sweet, with melodies that soared and guitars that buzzed, drawing comparisons to PJ Harvey.
In 2008 Cathy released Tales of Silversleeve to commercial and critical acclaim with the two hit singles Sing for your Supper and Reuben. In the end, Silversleeve would win Cathy a Choice Music Prize nomination and the Meteor Award for Best Irish Female. The Irish Times said of her: “There’s no better female songwriter in Irish music right now”. Silversleeve achieved for her a place in the Irish Times top ten albums of the decade - the only woman and the only Irish artist to feature there. Tales of Silversleeve would go on to achieve double-platinum status and accompanying it Cathy undertook an astonishing run of two and half years of sold-out shows.
Cathy’s last album The Nameless had more of Cathy’s personality in it than any of her previous work, and the effect was astonishing.
Cathy’s music is full of moments of genius, moments that grab you and explain, as only great music can, how beautiful life can be. This promises to be a magical musical night in a brand new exciting music venue in Clonmel. Tickets on sale now at only €15 from Hearns Hotel reception.