50th Anniversary Tour, Edith Piaf 19 December 1915 – 11 October 1963
Eve Loiseau sings the songs of Edith Piaf with Fiona Barrow, violin and Murray Grainger, accordion
Swindon Arts Centre, Thursday 14 March, 7.30pm
‘all of Piaf’s best-loved songs, each performed impeccably and with genuine emotion’ (4-star) Broadway Baby
?Edith Piaf has become synonymous with French Cabaret of the 1940s & 50s and remains France’s most popular singer. Piaf’s life was the stuff of legend, from her dramatic rise from Paris street urchin to star of international renown. Her life, however, was anything but ‘La vie en rose’. Towards the end of her life, ravaged by pain and injury, Piaf turned to drugs to find comfort and solace, never able to believe that she was indeed loved by countless thousands of fans the world over. www.Piaf-the-songs.co.uk
Eve captures the essence of the ‘Little Sparrow’
Eve Loiseau’s passion for Piaf developed at a young age, around the dining table in South East France. Coming from a French family of singers, long summer meals were often rounded off with French chansons. Piaf is inimitable, but Eve’s lustrous French tone captures the essence of the Piaf performance in this tribute to the ‘Little Sparrow’.
Since her debut at the Royal Festival Hall in Feb 2002, Eve Loiseau has given recitals in England, New York & France and has featured on BBC R3, WNYC Radio, PMW Music and the BBC production, The Roman Mysteries. Eve performs with Canteve Vocale and the baroque ensemble, Duo Dolcetini.
Fiona Barrow began the violin at 7 years old, happily surviving a classical training to move on to musical forms where foot-tapping is not reprimanded. Since then she has travelled far and wide, performing in bars, streets, boats, trains, caves, cathedrals and the odd roundabout! She has worked extensively in theatre as a performer, musical director and composer, including a sell-out run on Broadway and tours of Europe, Australia, and USA. Fiona is a regular player with Kneehigh.
‘Absolutely wonderful arrangements! And as for that Piaf singer – amazing. She is better than the real thing, and I don’t say that lightly.’ John Hardy, composer & Bafta Cymru award winner
To book tickets call the box office on 01793 614837 or visit www.wegottickets.com/swindonartscentre
Tickets cost just £15, £13 for concessions and £10 for students.