Joe McNamee wrote a really nice article about...
Eddi Reader, one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers, was brought into the limelight with Fairground Attraction and their single Perfect off the album First of a Million Kisses, both of which topped the British charts.
However, it has been her subsequent solo albums which signalled her gift for assimilating different musical styles and make them very much her own. From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi brings to joyous life all forms of song through her rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism. Her ability not only to move the listener but to connect her experience to that of her audience combine with an astute and pragmatic nature to make her a unique and powerful figure in contemporary British music.
She has thrilled Irish audiences with the depth and quality of the emotional performance, and we are delighted to welcome her first appearance in Ballymaloe Grainstore.