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Acclaimed singer-songwriter Edel Meade is coming to the Belltable this month

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Edel Meade is a strikingly original artist working in the field of jazz, folk and contemporary music

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Edel Meade is coming to the Belltable this month

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Meade spent over a decade working as a professional jazz singer in Dublin, however, she longed for a deeper connection with the music she was performing and moved to Limerick in 2018.

The concert, happening this February 8, will feature Edel’s stunning new solo album, Brigids and Patricias, released on International Women’s Day back in 2021.

A strikingly original artist working in the field of jazz, folk and contemporary music; Edel Meade is a songwriter and vocalist from Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Her latest album Brigids and Patricias was released on International Women’s Day 2021 and featured on ‘The Blue of the Night’ on RTÉ Lyric FM the entire week of its release.

This stunning collection of original songs reflects on what it means to be a woman living in 21st century Ireland, informed by Irish history, folklore and contemporary society and follows on from the success of her critically-acclaimed debut album, Blue Fantasia in 2017.  

Standout tracks include ‘Song For Bridget Cleary’ (burnt alive by her husband in 1895, not far from where Meade grew up in Co. Tipperary, although he insisted she had been taken away by the fairies!), ‘Long Way To Go’ a scintillating spoken word piece addressing misogyny and the cervical check scandal in Ireland and ‘Ode To Old Noll’, a blistering ode to Oliver Cromwell who wreaked havoc in Ireland and sent thousands of Irish to the West Indies in the 17th century, among them, members of Meade’s ancestors, descendants of whom continue to reside on the Caribbean island of Montserrat today.  

Meade spent over a decade working as a professional jazz singer in Dublin, however, she longed for a deeper connection with the music she was performing and moved to Limerick in 2018 to hone her songwriting skills at the Irish World Academy at University of Limerick.

The change in geographical location gave her the freedom to explore new musical terrain and to explore her identity as an Irish singer, Irish songwriter and Irish woman. These days, for Edel Meade, music-making is less about playing within the confines of a particular genre and more about stretching her abilities as a creative artist with something to say. 

Edel plays the Belltable on February 10th at 8pm.

 

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