Join us in the Gallery's courtyard for a very special concert, inspired by some of the 'bad romances' on display in our #BurtonLoveArt exhibition!
Singer-songwriter Lisa O’Neil has quietly but steadily built a reputation for herself on the Irish and international scenes with her unique folk sound, strong song-writing and distinctive voice. As part of the public programme for our exhibition ‘Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art’, we invited her to work with us on this special project. The idea came from the fact that folklore, ballads and storytelling were the inspiration behind many of the artworks in this exhibition, and many deal with the theme of unrequited love, heartbreak and 'bad romance' - a recurring theme in Victorian art. This is particularly true of Burton’s best known painting, ‘The Meeting on the Turret Stairs’, which depicts the doomed love affair between lovers Hellelil and Hildebrand, and was inspired by a medieval Danish ballad. Taking this as her starting point, O’Neill will engage with the artworks and create new music in response. The culmination of the project is this very special live, one-off show, which will include the first public performance of the new music created, and a selection of works from O’Neill’s stellar catalogue to complement the theme of ‘Bad Romance’. Held in the evocative surroundings of the Gallery Courtyard, this event promises to be a uniquely alternative Valentine’s Day event!
Further details on the performance will be made available closer to the date.
To find out more about Lisa O’Neill visit www.lisaoneill.ie
Tickets €20 (€15 concession/Friends of the Gallery). Doors open at 6.30pm. Performance begins at 7pm.