Saturday 30th November
Tickets £20 | 19:30
Very excited to welcome Pierce Turner to The Fiddler this November.
“Easily one of the most important Irish artists of the last twenty years”. The Irish Times
Turner grew up in the port town of Wexford, where his mother ran a record shop and led her own band. A classically trained musician, by the age of seven he was a member of a traditional Irish tin-whistle group, and at eight, he was playing in a brass and reed orchestra. He also sang in his local church choir, and the influence of hymn and plain-chant singing has been evident throughout his later career.
His first solo album, It’s Only a Long Way Across (1987), was produced by American avant-garde composer Philip Glass. It was nominated for ‘Best Debut Issued by an Independent Record Company’ at the New York Music Awards. He went on to make two more albums for Beggars Banquet: The Sky and the Ground (1989) and Now Is Heaven (1991). The latter was released to great critical acclaim, with Hot Press dubbing him “Ireland’s greatest living poet”, and he was voted ‘Irish Solo Performer of the Year’ in the Hot Press Awards by a panel drawn from the national media. This album was produced by John Simon.