The single ‘Lift The Wings” which is out this Friday July 19th is Eleanor’s contribution to The Gathering, and at the invitation of Riverdance she will perform the song at Riverdance On Screen in Merrion Square on Saturday 20th July and in The Gaiety Theatre on Sunday 21st July. On this recording Eleanor is accompanied by Brian Connor.
Julian Erskine – Riverdance Executive Producer – proudly announced: As part of ‘Riverdance: The Gathering’ weekend events on 20th and 21st July one of Ireland’s most accomplished contemporary singer/songwriters Eleanor McEvoy will join the Riverdance cast to sing Bill Whelan’s haunting emigration song “Lift the Wings” at Riverdance On Screen in Merrion Square on Saturday and then at both Show performances in the Gaiety on Sunday.
Eleanor is delighted to be invited to perform the song LIFT THE WINGS– “Along with its dramatic dancing and stunning instrumental music Riverdance has some very special songs. This one is in a scene called ‘An American Wake’, which portrays a post-famine tradition when people said goodbye to loved ones emigrating, assuming they would never meet again. Bill Whelan (the composer) asked me to sing it at a recent Orchestral Celebration of his music. He added a new verse, which I sang then, and include here.”