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Cathy Davey “Songs that scare children (but in a very beautiful way)”
This unique one-off show, commissioned by the MAC, allows the mercurially talented Cathy Davey to unleash her imagination to create a truly distinctive musical event.
“Since my first nightmare I’ve been hooked. The giddy terror of a spooky lullaby that only a child can fully appreciate. From songs by Gilbert & Sullivan and Gershwin to songs from The Night of the Hunter and Hans Christian Andersen, this very special show is dedicated to all the eerily mystifying music of our childhoods that shaped our imaginations.”
This show will recreate the hazy, languid, mysterious atmosphere of a timeless Blues joint. The performance will capture that elusive, magical innocence of a child first experiencing drama and breadth of such great and enduring music. Cathy will perform on the night with Special Guests.
SPECIAL GUESTS UPDATE
Cathy Davey will be joined by the fantastic Neil Hannon from the Divine Comedy and festival curator Duke Special and a range of artists including Pete Routolo, Rhob Cunningham, Lisa O’Neill, Caroline Baker, David Turpin and Paul Currie to creata a memorable and mesmerising evening.
The MAC says
Duke says: “I first heard about this show when I was performing The Silhouette Old Time Mystery Radio Show at the Dublin Fringe. Cathy’s gig went on to win best show at the Fringe. Subsequently she asked me to perform in it when she reprised it in Dublin earlier this year. It’s a pleasure to welcome Cathy and friends to In the Court of…“