"The sturdiness and earthy expression of her voice marvellous" Hot Press
De Barra (Irish Harp) and Ruairí De Barra (Guitar & low whistle)
The rock star has returned
to her Celtic soul folk-roots, live and on-stage. O'Connor performs with the celebrated Irish harpist Cormac De Barra and
brother Ruairí on guitar and low whistle, in a captivating, intimate-acoustic special performance in the Cherrytree on Tues.
Following the success of her recent sell-out UK tour with her autobiographical
show Beyond Breaking Glass, Hazel O' Connor has fast re-established herself as a artist and performer
to be reckoned with. Her husky voice remains charged with passion and her enthusiasm, love of music, and wicked sense of
humour, is ever present.
Cormac De Barra is not only one of her co-writers, but has also been
her musical partner for some eleven years. De Barra, currently presenting TG4’S Imeall series, has represented Ireland
internationally and currently also plays with Moya Brenna, Clannad, Ann Marie O’Farrell and Karin Leitner. He has
recorded three of his own harp-led CDs. Ruairí de Barra has been playing with Hazel on and off
for years now and the combination of the De Barra boys’ vocals with Hazels unforgettable voice is truly magical.
>From initially catapulting to stardom with the starring role in Breaking Glass and the
ensuing hits that followed, Hazel continues to tour extensively delighting audiences along the way, winning over fans old and new.
No O'Connor show is complete without her original classics Will
You, D-Days and Eighth Day or her new classics
Rebecca, Driftwood, I'm Still Breathing and Acoustically Yours
or the showstopper duet Tell Me Why with Ruairí.