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A tribute to Irish poets

Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly and Irish singer Camille O’Sullivan pay tribute to the words of W.B. Yeats and other great Irish poets with Ancient Rain in Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s (QPAC’s) Concert Hall on Tuesday 13 June.

Ancient Rain combines original songs and music, together with spoken word inspired by more than a century of Irish writing. Paul and Camille inhabit a range of characters in this performance, revealing themes from the cost of love, the price of independence, to the inadequacy of faith and the power of forgiveness.

Created in collaboration with composer/pianist Feargal Murray and director Chris Drummond, Ancient Rain offers a concert experience through a series of simply staged moments.

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Paul Kelly is one of Australia’s top singer-songwriters and musicians. His career output includes more than 20 studio albums and multiple film soundtracks, and in 1997 he was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

Camille O’Sullivan is one of Ireland’s finest performers. As much a storyteller as she is singer, her last show in Australia was Changeling in 2015 which featured her interpretations of songs by Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Tom Waits and Nick Cave to name just a few. She has performed sold out solo shows worldwide, guest starred in Olivier Award-winning La Clique, of which she was an original cast member in London’s West End, and as an actress she’s appeared in films such as Oscar-nominated Mrs Henderson alongside Judi Dench.

Presented by QPAC as part of the Queensland Cabaret Festival

Produced by Far and Away Productions in association with Brink Productions

Bookings: or phone 136-246.

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