Eddi Reader at Vicar Street – Review

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Eddi Reader at Vicar Street – February 13th

The 13th of February has always been like Desperation Day, when, they say, single people go out, looking for a date for the next day. Well, I strongly believe, this year the best idea by far was to spend it at Eddi Reader’s gig in Vicar St…with no potential regrets!

Once Eddi appeared, with her extravagant look, her charming Scottish accent and her musician fellas, the audience roared during the two hour show, from the start to the very end. One audience highlight: all of them were hardcore fans who were listening to her from her early days. This was a concert to remember their not-so-far youth, singing the songs that marked those memories.

Eddi’s gig was not only a concert, but a story telling show combined with a stand-up comedy one. It wasn’t only her velvet voice that would mesmerise us but her explaining the stories behind every single song, and all that with humour. After the gig, we all knew about that awful New Year’s eve, the Valentine’s day incident and the reason why her real name is Edna…just to name a few anecdotes.

When we thought it couldn’t get any better, she came up with some gaelic lyrics and other classics as Dragonfly as well as her own version of Moon River, which, by the way, she sang with a glass of wine in her hand. Cheers to you, Eddi!

To sum it up, Eddi Reader is just like a Saturday morning with coffee & a newspaper under the sun. Not only a great musician, but a great performer with one of the best live shows you can find around.

Review by Sofia J. Valls

 

Lucy Ivan

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