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Hawk’s Well Theatre

Remembering 2016 - Sligo sings Prince, Bowie, Cohen

From Prince and David Bowie to Leonard Cohen and Natalie Cole, the world lost some cherished pop culture figures in 2016. In this very special production, musicians and singers of Sligo join together in harmony to pay tribute to these incredible artists whose legacies will live on forever. Join us as we reminisce and hear many voices join together to honour artists lost in 2016.

The line-up for the performance has just been announced and includes Tabby, Joe Hunt, Sinéad Conway, Nichola MacEvilly, Kieran Quinn, Eddie Lee, Dave Flynn, Ken McDonald, Niamh Crowley, Kelan Walsh, Anna Houston and more, along with a choir of some of the best singers in Sligo who will join together to honour these artists lost in 2016. This very special Hawk’s Well production promises a wonderful evening of music never to be forgotten, led by Musical Director Kieran Quinn.

Regarded by critics and musicians as an innovator David Bowie’s career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation. His music and stagecraft significantly influenced popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million worldwide, made him one of the world’s best-selling music artists.

American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer Prince, was a musical innovator who was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range.

Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, and painter Leonard Cohen was one of the world’s most covered songwriters whose work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. The Hawk’s Well celebrates the enormous contribution to art and music by these incredible artists who left us in 2016.