Celebrate the power of women in blues history with ‘Ladies in the Blues’ music theatre show.
Having sold-out shows at Cork Jazz Festival and received standing ovations nationwide, this show takes you on a journey from the gospel roots of the 1920s through to vaudeville, jazz & 1960s blues-rock.
Narrating their stories through song & iconic visual backdrops, the show pays homage to the great female trailblazers like Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Bessie Smith, Janis Joplin etc, who transformed the blues from local folk music into the art form it is today; bringing black culture into American main stream music.
This all-Irish cast includes four diverse female singers and a crackin’ band of blues sidemen.
Duration 2 hours, including interval.