The songs of Edith Piaf

THIS YEAR marks the 50th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest singers of the 20th century - Edith Piaf - and her music is to be celebrated in the Town Hall Theatre.

PIAF, featuring the acclaimed Scottish-Irish singer Christine Bovill, comes to the Town Hall on Thursday June 11 at 8pm. The show consists of two 45 minute sets, with 16 numbers, interspersed with anecdotes about her life, and Christine’s own journey with the music.

PIAF has sold out at the Edinburgh Festivals of 2011 and 2012 and has enjoyed rave reviews in the press.

The Scotsman said: “Bovill’s heartfelt and loving homage to the legendary Edith Piaf...does a great job of celebrating Piaf without resorting to doing a Stars In Their Eyes-type tribute...Bovill is a great storyteller and she brings the songs to life with terrific panache and dramatic flair.”

The Belfast Telegraph described the show as a “fitting tribute” to the French singer. The article went on to say: “Bovill’s voice is remarkable, note-perfect, and deftly achieving the husky, trembling vibrato needed to carry these songs.”

Bovill has also performed with Charles Dumont, a great friend of Piaf, and most famously, the composer of the Frenchwoman’s signature song ‘Non Je ne Regrette Rien’.

Tickets are available from the Town Hall on 091 - 569777 and www.tht.ie

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