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@eleanormcevoy, her album The Thomas Moore Project has racked up over 1 Million listeners in audience reach across Irish radio. Along with being ‘Album of the week’ on Rte Radio 1, one of the most highly coveted accolades on Irish Radio.
The album marks a significant first step in Eleanor’s lifelong journey discovering the wonderful songs and extraordinary life of Thomas Moore. Produced and arranged by Eleanor, who is best known for her songs ‘Sophie’ and the Irish standard ‘Only A Woman’s Heart’, which this year celebrates its 25thanniversary, the album more than pays homage to one of the Georgian era’s most beloved writers and entertainers. The Thomas Moore Project celebrates and revitalises some of the lesser and indeed well known material by the said luminary such as Oft In The Stilly Night, The Minstrel Boy and The Harp That Once Through Tara’s Halls.
Now critically acclaimed, it is available on all online platforms and in stores Nationwide.
“……Eleanor McEvoy should be praised for these thoughtful reimaginings which re-establish the relevance of one of Ireland’s most important, yet most besmirched, national artists”. -Peter McGoran HOT PRESS
Eleanor McEvoy soft-rock refashioning of Thomas Moore’s iconic ballads Eleanor McEvoy delivers a kind of defiant melancholy on her interpretation of Thomas Moore’s songs………….” Paddy Kehoe RTE ENTS REVIEW
“………So, not an album for instant gratification, but The Thomas Moore Project rewards repeated plays, and may well prove to be one of Eleanor McEvoy’s most enduring works”. ****
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“….Her demilitarisation of The Minstrel Boy, along with the delicacy of At The Mid Hour of Night are highlights in what is a highly evocative and cohesive collection that may win Moore an entirely new audience.” Siobhán Long IRISH TIMES THE TICKET
“Come Send Round The Wine is a playful, piano-led romp and Though Humble the Banquet gets a loose, jazzy rendering, but the country twang of The Harp That Once Through Tara’s Hall is jarring. Still, McEvoy’s theatrical voice and her clear fondness for the source material are engaging” – Lauren Murphy The Sunday Times