Agnes Obel will play St Canice’s Cathedral in Kilkenny on August 11th as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival, with support from Cian Nugent.

Scroll down to see the video for Just So

Danish-born Berlin-based singer-songwriter Agnes Obel landed a pan-European hit with her disarmingly beautiful debut album Philharmonics. After seven weeks at #1 in Denmark and hitting the Top 10 in both France and the Netherlands, the deluxe double CD version of the album was released in Ireland in April on Play It Again Sam.

Entirely self-produced and performed, Philharmonics opens with the instrumental piano piece Falling, Catching‚ which sets the tone for Obel’s classically inspired songwriting. The next track, Riverside, flows with a depth of emotion embedded with further character by Obel’s love of combining her sweet melodies with carefully considered lyrics that evoke the song‚s innate sound. Just So‚ works a similar trick, its blend of melancholy and optimism perfectly encapsulated into the opening line “Black turns beat me bright”. Elsewhere, with On Powdered Ground, Brother Sparrow‚ or her interpretation of John Cale’s Close Watch‚ she melds different moods and atmospheres, all indelibly linked by the brittle majesty of her music.

Cian Nugent‘s recently released critically acclaimed album Doubles is available now from VHF, Midheaven, Boomcat & Amazon or your favourite independent music retailer.

Kilkenny Arts Festival Present
Agnes Oble
Cian Nugent
St. Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny
August 11th
Tickets on sale now at €20/€17. See http://www.kilkennyarts.ie for more details.

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