GIMME SOME WINE: The Story of a Song

The award-winning short documentary ‘GIMME SOME WINE: The Story of a Song’ is being shown this weekend at a London film festival where it won ‘Best Documentary’, and you can buy tickets to see it here: https://www.londonwebfest.co.uk/. With a contribution from Lloyd Cole, and interviews with Eleanor McEvoy, it tells the story of Eleanor’s two-year experiment in artistic boundary crossing with British painter Chris Gollon, which lead to a beautiful new song and 23 new paintings. ‘Gimme Some Wine’ is the title track and latest single released from the forthcoming new album.

Gimme Some Wine available here

BETTER NORMAL

JUST OUT 🤩Am delighted to announce new project “BETTER NORMAL” A Concept Concert based around Skiffle Music. Being filmed in O’Reilly Theatre Dublin 14 &15th August for streaming (dateTBC) Made possible by #LPSS 🧹⚡️✨#riverdream #Pauline Scanlon #Jess Kavanagh #skiffle #BetterNormal 


BETTER NORMAL is an upbeat uptempo skiffle show to warm the heart & lift the spirits. 
5 piece band, 3 piece ‘New Orleans’ style brass ensemble & 10 piece gospel choir will celebrate the dawning of our post pandemic life -not back to normal, but instead creating a Better Normal.

Almost Beautiful

My new single “Almost Beautiful” is out today, 12 March, 2021. In celebration of the release, I did a socially distanced photo shoot of statues in Dublin City Center. The wonderful photos were taken by Scott Hayes and are the perfect accompaniment to the song. “Almost Beautiful” is available on all digital platforms here. I’ll be bringing out my album as soon as I’m back on the road. Here’s hoping that won’t be too long.

Almost Beautiful-YouTube

SCARLET ANGELS

Hi all, Here is my BRAND NEW SONG, it’s called “SCARLET ANGELS”An homage to the healing power of friends and music .Many people believe in beings that guide us from above, but I have found that most times in life, it’s the incredible friends and good souls that mind us here on earth that make a difference. I wrote this song just after the “Woman’s Heart Orchestrated” concerts in the National Concert Hall in Dublin and the National Opera House in Wexford with Maura O’Connell, Wallis Bird and the RTE Concert Orchestra. The concerts were amazing. We wore red on stage and raised the roof, a thousand voices sang along. It was a joy . Out on Friday 13th November. SCARLET ANGELS

GERMAN 2020 TOUR CANCELLED

It is with huge sadness that I am announcing that my upcoming German tour is cancelled due to Covid 19. 

I had hoped that by now we might have been in a better place with regards to beating this thing, but given the current numbers it just feels too risky to go ahead. 

I would like to thank Daniela Wilde and Markus Dehm in Heimat PR in Germany for the huge amount of work they put into making this such a great tour, I’d like to thank all the promoters across Germany that were putting on the concerts and I would also like to thank Carmen Duerst who was going to be my tour manager on the road for the dates.  

I had been very much looking forward to getting back out on the road and I cannot tell you how upset I am that I will not to be able to play for you all, but I know in my heart and soul that this is the responsible thing to do. 

We are trying to re-schedule as many of the dates as possible for 2021 and I cannot wait till I can come over there to play for you again. Till then, stay safe, help each other through this, and see you all somewhere along the Autobahn again. 

Onwards and Upwards…

X

Eleanor

Australian Tour Cancelled

It is with the greatest regret that I have to announce that I’m cancelling the remainder of my Australian tour due to the Covid 19 pandemic. I deeply regret the inconvenience that will be caused by this, but under the circumstances it seems like the right thing to do.

I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed the concerts I’ve already done. I was so looking forward to playing The Blue Mountains this evening. Cancelling the festival this morning must have been a very tough call for the organisers, but it was absolutely the right thing to do.

Stay safe, support each other and see you all down the road.

Onwards and upwards

X

Eleanor

Chris Gollon – Beyond the Horizon

 

As most of you know Chris Gollon and I were creative companions for two years beginning with my ‘Naked Music’ album, when he gave focus and twenty four paintings to my solo music project. A painting for nearly every song and more…

When I played at the opening of his Naked Music’ exhibition in London, I surprised him by singing a song I had written inspired by a painting from the exhibition, ‘Dreaming of Leaving’ that was, in turn, inspired by a song on ‘Naked Music’.

The song was called “Gimme Some Wine”. This song gave inspiration to a whole exhibition on the theme of “Gimme Some Wine”.

I was devastated when Chris, my friend and fellow artist, passed away. In his memory a major solo museum exhibition ‘CHRIS GOLLON  – Beyond the Horizon is being held at Huddersfield Art Gallery 12 Oct 2019 – 04 Jan 2020. It will be a retrospective of Chris Gollon’s paintings partially inspired by music or music lyrics, from those of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Talk Talk, Thurston Moore to those that came out of our collaboration. I’m really pleased to playing a part in this wonderful exhibition.