We are delighted to report that the talent list for The Big Squeeze keeps getting longer. We have some really exciting news for our session on Saturday, the 13th of August at 8pm. The latest confirmation is the fabulous Kathy K. Kathy K. Kathy is a South African born Mezzo soprano, now resident in Dublin. She previously enjoyed a highly successful operatic career with the role of Carmen as her principle role (for which she won several awards and critical acclaim). She first came to Ireland to sing with the RTE concert Orchestra and then went to tour the UK and Belfast. She has now returned to her singing career having extended her repertoire to music she has loved for a long time and this includes Portuguese Fado, Cape Verdean Morna, Tango, Gypsy and Balkan, Latin American, torch songs, and folk and traditional music.
She is currently touring ireland with the show Voyage, alongside accordionist Grainne Rynne and Musical director and bassist eugene Wogan , and percussionist David Dayas well as special guests.
We are also delighted to announce that Grainne Rynne joins Kathy on stage for the evening. Grainne was taught to play the accordion as a young girl in the famous music store that is Waltons, on Parnell Square in Dublin, by Sean Kearney. Her talent won many trophies in various accordion competitions. She went on to study music receiving a Higher National Diploma from Ballyfermot College of Further Education. Grainne now shares her talent with others and has been teaching the accordion and tin whistle for the last few years in St Agnes School CCMA in Crumlin. Grainne met Kathy in Bcfe (a two year HND in performance in Traditional music/song) and the rest as they say is history. They now perform together in a group called Voyage.
Voyage is a Musical Odyssey. It is an eclectic, unique, and delightful blend of music and songs from several genres and traditions including Cape Verdean Morna, Tango, Latin American, Torch songs, Irish traditional, Balkan, Gypsy and folk.
Singer: Kathy K
Accordion: Grainne Rynne
Percussion: David Day
Bass and musical director: Eugene Wogan
Violin: Rachel Rynne Lyons