IRISH singer/songwriter Eleanor McEvoy is making a welcome return to The Milngavie Folk Club on Saturday, June 16.
Eleanor is the latest in a long line of artists appearing at The Fraser Centre on Douglas Street, with the doors for her performance opening at 7.30pm.
Having taken up the violin at the age of eight, Eleanor attended the college of music in Dublin for piano and violin up until 1985.
Upon finishing school she attended the prestigious Trinity College in Dublin where she studied music by day and worked in ‘pit’ orchestras by night.
She graduated from Trinity with an honours degree and was accepted into the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. Eleanor worked with the orchestra for five years before she finally took the plunge and left the classical world behind her to concentrate on her real passion – songwriting.
Eleanor achieved star status in Ireland in 1992 when her song ‘Only A Woman’s Heart’ inspired the title for and appeared on, the ‘A Woman’s Heart’ anthology album.
It has since become the best-selling album in Irish history, even eclipsing records by such legendary Irish artists as Van Morrison and U2. ‘A Woman’s Heart’ stayed in the Top 10 for over a year.
The year 1994 saw the worldwide release of her self-titled debut on Geffen Records. Eleanor toured the USA, Europe and the Far East in support of the album, building up a loyal fanbase and racking up international sales. Leading Irish music magazine Hot Press placed the album amongst the top debuts of that year.
Eleanor has released eight albums to date and is about to release her ninth, ‘Alone’. The album is a beautiful collection of 12 stripped-down solo tracks, including the new single ‘You’ll Hear Better Songs (Than This)’ and ‘A Woman’s Heart’.
Tickets are £10 and available from www.milngaviefolkclub.co.uk, Milngavie Bookshop or the Art Forum (both in Milngavie) or by calling 07743 885991 – reservations only.