Exhibition: ‘Gimme Some Wine’ 23 paintings by Chris Gollon in response to Eleanor McEvoy’s song
To coincide with Eleanor’s new album ‘Gimme Some Wine’, IAP Fine Art has curated a new online exhibition. It comprises 23 paintings by Chris Gollon that were a response to the song ‘Gimme Some Wine’, which Eleanor had dedicated Chris, having taken inspiration from one of his paintings. The paintings––some of which also feature on the album sleeve–– are the climax of a two-year period of artistic boundary crossing between singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy and British painter Chris Gollon (1953 – 2017), which is now the subject of an award-winning short documentary. From 2015 – 2017, a very creative to-and-fro of images and lyrics took place, since they literally spoke to each other through their work, each taking the other’s art form to somewhere new. A new ISBN-numbered fine art catalogue accompanies the exhibition with texts by Eleanor McEvoy, curator Wilfrid Wright and art historian Mary Rose Beaumont. To view the exhibition: Gimme Some Wine.
One of the most enjoyable projects I’ve ever worked on ⚡️”Better Normal’ ✨ is now available for global streaming FOR ONE MONTH ONLY. Price is €15. Invite some friends around, pour a glass of something nice & embrace a #BetterNormal
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Supported by the LPSS
I’m delighted to announce a new project “BETTER NORMAL,”a concept concert based around Skiffle Music. It was filmed in the O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin on the 14 & 15th of August and will begin streaming internationally from 27 August.
BETTER NORMAL is an upbeat uptempo skiffle show to warm the heart & lift the spirits. The show has a 5 piece band, 3 piece ‘New Orleans’ style brass ensemble & 10 piece gospel choir and will celebrate the dawning of our post pandemic life-not back to normal, but instead creating a Better Normal.
Better Normal was made possible by #LPSS. #riverdream #Pauline Scanlon #Jess Kavanagh #skiffle #BetterNormal ⚡️✨
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
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.
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
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…
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
A third night for “A Woman’s Heart Orchestrated”, at the National Concert Hall, has been added: Wednesday 19 February. Tickets for the first two dates flew out the door so if you’re interested, don’t hang around… Tickets can be purchased here