SAOIRSE is teideal do thionscadal nua Lauren Kinsella, amhránaí agus cumadóir.
Commissioned by Galway Jazz Festival, it is an exploration of our heritage and culture, taking traditional Conamara sean nós as inspiration for daring new compositions and improvisation. Ever mindful of the massive weight of responsibility in taking on such a task, Lauren and her co-creators, Tom Challenger, Benedict Taylor and Kit Downes have immersed themselves in language, song and story, and have brought their considerable musicianship and artistic sensibilities to the table in this unique and compelling creation, a window on our past opening into a wide vista of contemporary expression. Not to be missed.
"In a short time, the Irish singer has garnered glowing praise for her voice-a thing of rare beauty-and for her very personal improvisational style. The singer's improvisation is real over-the-cliff stuff-fearless, devoid of cliché and striving for unexplored territory. A modernist, Kinsella is pushing vocal improvisation into new areas, and after a century of little movement in scat, such risk is refreshing."
Ian Patterson All About Jazz
"I sincerely recommend that you make the trip to your nearest date and hear the future of jazz singing for yourself."
Sara Mitra Londonjazznews
"Vocalist Lauren Kinsella continues to make waves as one of the UK's most innovative and compellingly creative artists in the fields of jazz, experimental music and literature/spoken word. Guaranteed magic."
Adrian Pallant Londonjazznews
Lauren Kinsella: vocals
Tom Challenger: saxophone
Benedict Taylor: viola
Kit Downes: piano