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Limerick Jazz Festival - Sarah Gillespie Quintet

  • Dolans Upstairs 3 Dock Road Limerick Ireland (map)
Tickets €18. - Strictly over 18's

Tickets €18. - Strictly over 18's

Limerick Jazz Festival presents the Sarah Gillespie Quintet

SARAH GILLESPIE - Is she the new Joni Mitchell? PJ Harvey? Bob Dylan even? She recalls all three but Gillespie’s spiky lyrical gift is utterly distinctive. Metro – London

 Haunting tunes and striking lyrics…yearningly pretty and bitter sweet. The Independant ★★★★★

 Beat Poet Adventurer Strays Beyond Bounds of Singer Songwriter Mojo ★★★★

 'Gillespie is brilliant..the bee's knees' - Robert Wyatt

 Anglo-American songstress digs into her folk, alt-country roots, with 3 critically acclaimed albums under her belt and a host of 4 and 5 star reviews from the British broadsheet and music press, 'Roundhouse Bounty' sees Gillespie join forces with Chaz Jankle, who co-wrote 'Raging Glory', plus Mercury nominated composer Kit Downes on hammond organ and piano.  

Flamenco-dancing pigeons, pumpkin pie, Charlie Sheen and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn all crop up on this British singer-songwriter’s third album… a unique talent. The Independent, June 2014 ★★★★

Glory Days.. her best mix yet of hooky tunes and smart lyrics. MOJO, June 2013 ★★★★

The interplay between her acoustic guitar and Gilad Atzmon’s clarinet sparkles, and the words tumble out unstoppable and direct. Financial Times, July 2014 ★★★★

Vividly Powerful lyrics, delightful, charismatic phrasing (and) her guitar playing steals the show
Rock & Real Magazine, July 2014 ★★★★★

Is she the new Joni Mitchell? PJ Harvey? Bob Dylan even? Mixing jazz-folk artistry and punk attitude, third album Glory Days recalls all three in places but Gillespie’s spiky lyrical gift is utterly distinctive.  Metro – London, July 2013

A Joni Mitchell/Melanie-esque voice, foot-tapping music, and captivating lyrics  Her songs are infectious.  Buzz Magazine June 2013 ★★★★★


It’s a tribute to the quality of her songs that they convince in any setting. The live shows are peppered with muso humour and political comment but it’s the power of Gillespie’s voice and of her songs that make her concert and club appearances so memorable
. The Jazz Mann,

Jazz is blended in with the blues and folk: the tunes and pungent images get into your head and hang around. Atzmon called her a 'jazz wordsmith, a poetic rebel'. She's also a fine guitarist and ardent performer.  London Jazz  News

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

  • Over 18s only (unless advertised to the contrary)

  • On street parking