The Sofa Sessions presents
Flo McSweeney & Carmel McCreagh
with Fiachra Trench (piano)
9 pm | Adm €10
Following their unforgettable appearance at the Sofa Sessions last September, Flo Mc Sweeney, Carmel McCreagh and Fiachra Trench return with their heartfelt look at love and loss, with classic songs by Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer, Billie Holiday, Jacques Brel, Stephen Soldheim, Paul Simon, Mick Jagger, Joni Mitchell and more.
About Flo McSweeney
Flo Mc Sweeney has worked in the entertainment business for over 35 years. As a singer she has toured extensively with Moving Hearts and The Commitments, including performances at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and The Festival of Flowers in South America; she has worked on many projects with Bill Whelan of Riverdance fame, including the Yeats/Beckett Festival at the Abbey Theatre for five years and An Evening with W.B. Yeats at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, in September 2015; and she is a regular guest vocalist with the 17–piece Hot House Big Band.
Carmel McCreagh hails from Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, but now lives in Wicklow. For 20 years she has been writing and performing with Fiachra Trench. She has appeared at festivals and venues throughout Ireland, entertaining audiences with her soulful interpretations of songs from the Great American Songbook as well as contemporary and original songs. She has released two albums — Nice Girl and Skylark — both of which have been critically acclaimed.
Composer, producer and pianist Fiachra Trench, is one of Ireland's leading arrangers who has worked with Paul Brady, Paul McCartney/Wings, Phil Lynott/Thin Lizzy, Van Morrison, U2 and many more.