Irish-based, French chanteuse CAROLINE MOREAU will begin the new year with a return performance at the SupperClub Purty Kitchen, Monkstown, Co Dublin on Friday January 15th.
Oleg Ponomarev on violin and bass guitar, and Fintan Gilligan on guitar will accompany Caroline who will be singing two songs penned in French especially for her by Adrian Crowley and arranged by Oleg. Adrian wrote the songs during a short-term writing residency The Cell as part of Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival. As well as performing a new original song penned by her good self, Caroline will inject her own Gallic charm into two duets that she will present with Fintan Gilligan from the Hot Club of Dublin – the classics Something Stupid (Sinatra) and Unforgettable (Nat King Cole).
Audience members can enjoy dinner and concert for €39.90 from 7.30 pm, or concert only from 9.30 pm for €15. Bookings: purtykitchen.com/tel: 01 2843576.
In March, Caroline will be giving a workshop organized by the French Embassy during Francophonie Week, a progression of the ‘FRENCH SINGING IN SCHOOLS’ educational classes which she has been presenting in Dublin schools over the last few years. She is working on several exciting new plans including an electronica project with a French based programmer and continuing her journey into the chanson tradition, Caroline is also developing a show based around the ancient songs of her home country.
In 2013, Caroline released her acclaimed second album ‘Amour Toujours etc…’ which drew widespread praise from media and fans alike, with the Irish Independent saying: “Moreau’s voice is a thing of beauty…beguiling”. Caroline’s charismatic, gutsy renditions of traditional French folk songs and sea-shanties combine well with her individual, often humorous delivery of masterpieces of chanson.