LATER this month sees the Eigse Festival stage the return of Pierce Turner with the release of his first studio album in seven years. There is no one in the world of music quite like Pierce Turner; a unique visionary, the owner of a voice that drips emotion, a consummate lyricist and the creator of tunes which are both complex and accessible.
For one night only, fans can expect favourites from the Wexford native such as ‘Wicklow Hills’ (covered by Christy Moore) and ‘All Messed Up’ alongside new material from his forthcoming album. The show takes place on Saturday June 16 at 8pm.
Eigse will also be welcoming Kerrie Hardie who will open the festival by reading from her forthcoming collection’ The Oak and the Ash and the Wild Cherry Tree’. Hardie is one of Irelands most celebrated poets. Her work is celebrated for its particular way of seeing, a rhapsodic recording of landscape and weather in cherished places. This takes place on Saturday June 9. For more see Eigse’s website.