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Right Here Right Now '18 - Wallis Bird and Guests

Cork Opera House

Sun 3 Jun 2018
7:00 pm

Right Here Right Now 2018 Wallis Bird plus special guests, in concert, in the intimate setting of The Right Room, a unique venue on the main stage of Cork Opera House. Presented by Cork Opera House and Coughlan’s Live Promotions, Right Here Right Now is the festival of Cork and of Irish music. Cork is a hotbed of creativity and a breeding ground for a huge range of fantastic artists across a multitude of genres. Cork Opera House is proud to provide a stage for local, national and international acts to collaborate together. This festival is a celebration of the music scene in Cork and Ireland Right Here, Right Now. Date: Sunday, 3rd June 2018. Time: 7pm Tickets: €20* *Booking fees apply to telephone bookings Irish artist Wallis Bird has been enrapturing audiences for over a decade. Nominated for a Choice Music Prize at home in 2017, she’s also been making big waves in mainland Europe. The same year saw her win the 2017 Deutsche Musikautorenpreis – a national award chosen by composers and awarded to their peers – a huge achievement for a non-German. Now based in Berlin, Wallis released her fifth studio album ‘Home’ in September 2016 and has been touring relentlessly all over the world since its release. Her irrepressible energy on stage is one of her trademarks; even the Irish Times once noted it could ‘kickstart an entire economy’. In 2016, she played a 12-hour free gig in aid of refugee charities in Berlin, even finding enough strength to play an encore. Never your average troubadour, Wallis already has two Meteor Awards (National Irish Music Prize) to her name, as well as a previous Choice nomination, and has toured with the likes of Rodrigo y Gabriela, Billy Bragg, The Gossip & Emilliana Torrini. Though you might not catch another 12-hour show anytime soon, you can be sure that few can enchant an audience the way she can.

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