Songstresses Ursula McHugh (Derry) and Joan Talbot (Dublin) share the stage for the first time ever, accompanied by some of Northern Ireland’s finest musicians: Musical Director Deirdre Doherty on piano; Peter Doherty on Double Bass and Mark Bradley on Trumpet.
On Thursday 28 April at 8pm in the Playhouse Theatre, Artillery Street, McHugh and Talbot will be celebrating and sharing the exquisite music of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart through melody, narration and style as part of the City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival.
Andrea Campbell, City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival Organiser said: “This promises to be a fantastic gig and a great start to the festival. Be enraptured by the rhythm and reminiscence with a selection of some of the most marvellous melodies and love songs of all time inspired by the prolific team of Rodgers and Hart from a highly talented ensemble of singers and musicians.”
Musical Director, Deirdre Doherty, added: “The show’s musical blend gives a contemporary twist to the classics, a delight to those who have heard the songs before and for those hearing them for the first time. We are delighted to launch this special performance at the Festival this year and to have Joan Talbot, Peter Doherty and Mark Bradley join Ursula & Co on stage.”
Ursula & Co (Ursula McHugh and Deirdre Doherty) have become a very popular jazz ensemble at the heart of the vibrant music scene throughout the North West of Ireland – featuring at past City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festivals, the Limavady Jazz & Blues Festival and regulars at the Encore Supper Club, Browns in Town, Legenderry Warehouse Café and Bishop’s Gate Hotel, Derry, as well as various Club Cabaret Theatre Shows at the Playhouse Theatre and the Beech Hill Country House Hotel.
Joan Talbot, from Dublin, has been performing as a solo artist and with many jazz ensembles for the last four decades from Cork to Chicago, Galway to Dunfanaghy, Dublin to Derry, and more recently with The Gerry Bradley Quartet (since 2012). She has been a regular on the Derry Jazz scene for the last 14 years and has performed alongside such greats as Gay McIntyre, Esmond Selwyn and the late Christy Dooley.
For further information on the City of Derry Jazz Festival, please visit: www.cityofderryjazzfestival.com or Twitter@derryjazzfest or contact the Festivals office at Derry City and Strabane District Council. Tel: 028 71253253
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