The release of the album “The Whistling Girl” was the culmination of two and a half years work between acclaimed Irish duo of singer / actress Honor Heffernan and composer/ keyboard player Trevor Knight (Auto Da Fe), who composed the music on the album using the words of the famous American wit, writer and human rights campaigner Dorothy Parker. Trevor first conceived the idea of using the poetry of Dorothy Parker over twenty years ago being a big fan of her work. It was only when he met Honor Heffernan that the spark of a possibility of putting a show together formed.
After a successful Arts Council funded tour in Sept /October 2017 and then a sold-out run at the Irish Arts Centre in New York in November they released their album in the Button Factory in Dublin that year. They have also played to packed houses in Belgrade (Belgrade Irish Festival), Cork Jazz festival and Belfast Cathedral Quarter Festival.
“The Whistling Girl” will be presented in a Cabaret/Speakeasy-style, with the original and unique music composed by Trevor transforming the poems of Dorothy Parker into songs, using her witty, droll and sometimes heart rending lyrics.
Each of the songs create individual tableaux or dream moments from Parker’s psyche, conjuring up images from her tempestuous life of outrageous celebrity, as founding member of the notorious Algonquin set in New York, and as civil rights activist in America and Spain during the Spanish Civil War. We also use an underscored segment of her writing about her time in Madrid during the Civil War as part of the show.
With a lineup of highly renowned Irish musicians the atmosphere for a spellbinding evening of music with a theatrical element is brought to life with Garvan Gallagher (bass), Ed Deane (electric guitar), and Tom Jamieson (drums).
The Asgard Theatre are delighted to welcome Honor Heffernan and Trevor Knight to Arklow in November, for what promises to be a spectacular evening in the theatre on Saturday, November 23.
The concert commences at 8pm, and tickets priced at €25.
Tickets can be purchased soon via the website of our partner, shopfirebrand
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