Saturday 5th October | 8 pm | Ardhowen | £17

Celebrate the power of women in the history of the blues with Ladies in the Blues music theatre show. From the gospel roots of the 1920s, through vaudeville & jazz, to the blues rock of the 60s & 70s, it’s a women’s journey through song with iconic visual backdrops of all those great female trailblazers - Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Ma Rainey, Etta James, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Bessie Smith, Janice Joplin and many more. This all-Irish cast comprises four diverse female singers, Clara Rose, Emma Nicolai, Jhil Quin and Grainne Hunt and a crackin’ band of blues sidemen- Ed Deane on guitar, James Delaney on keyboards, Eoghan O’Neill on bass and Kevin Malone on drums.


Ladies in the Blues’ journey began in 2015 as a pub gig and has since premiered to sold out audiences all around Ireland and the UK (including Glastonbury festival). The show has released two singles Jelly Roll and Misunderstood plus the album Ladies In The Blues Live which is now on sale.

Expect rip roaring renditions of golden oldies like CC Ryder, Black Coffee Blues, I Put a Spell on You, Bring it on Home to Me, Ball and Chain, Piece of My Heart, Feelin Good, I’d Rather Go Blind, Ain’t Nobody’s Business and many more.