One of the stand-out gigs of 2014 in Donegal is happening at An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny on Tuesday 6th May with the visit of the Webb Sisters, part of Leonard Cohen’s band.
The concert is expected to be a big seller - all the tickets are already gone for their gig in Whelan’s in Dublin the previous night. Their only other dates in Ireland on this spring tour are at the Kilkenny Roots Festival and the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival in Belfast.
Charley and Hattie Webb did a total of 246 shows on tour with Leonard Cohen around the world between May 2008 and December 2010. They were back in the band for the Old Ideas World Tour from August 2012 to the end of last year.
They’ve also been busy with their own gigs and recordings in recent times, as well as work with the likes of Sting, Rufus Wainwright, Richard Thompson and Natalie Maines from the Dixie Chicks.
Leonard Cohen has described them as “sublime”. Terry Wogan talked about “the sensational Webb Sisters . . absolutely brilliantly beautiful”. BBC Radio Ulster’s Alan Simpson said they’re the “female Simon and Garfunkel for the modern age”.
Born into a family of musicians in Kent, Charley and Hattie are multi-instrumentalists, performing on harp, guitar, mandolin, piano and drums. They’re both songwriters.
They’ve recorded three critically-acclaimed albums, including ‘Savages’, produced by multiple Grammy Award-winning producer Peter Asher. ‘Baroque Thoughts’ from the album won the International Music Award for ‘Best Adult Contemporary Song’.
The Webb Sisters found time to release an EP recently called ‘When Will You Come Home’ and a new album is expected shortly.
For more details contact An Grianan on 07491 2077 or go to www.angrianan.com