Ane Brun – The Sugar Club, Dublin

21 May

I’m just back from an absolutely wonderful evening in The Sugar Club, Dublin.  After mentally kicking myself last time for missing the incredible Ane Brun play Whelans, I spotted a small piece in the Metro about her and how she was playing tonight.  It was fate so I booked myself a ticket and headed over at 7.30-ish.

I’ll skip the prattle about sitting around for almost an hour on my lonesome LOL, and get straight into telling about the gig.

Firstly Ane’s support acts were great, fabulous artists in their own right and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of their brief performances.

Then came the moment I’d been waiting for, Ane Brun!!! 😀  Her cd ‘Changing of the Seasons’ is absolutely captivating and it only gets better live.  She was joined on stage by her support acts as back-up singers (she calls them her Diamonds) and together they recreated the hypnotic mood of the album.  Ane was amicable between songs, chatting away to the audience.  In fact the whole evening felt more like a big group of friends gathering for a sing-song and a gossip 🙂

I managed to film most of my personal favourite track ‘Lullaby for Grown-Ups’ albeit on my camera-phone so I’m going to try and upload it to here for your viewing pleasure.

The whole thing lasted nearly two hours and, at €15, it was great value for money.  She could show a few of those charging nearly €100 per ticket a thing or two about great music!  I really wanted to buy a cd by one of her support-acts but alas, I had only plastic on me and so, with no ATM in sight, I headed home.  I’m sure I’ll be ordering it online any second now 🙂

Just as a quick, add-on, met two Americans as I left the venue and they were hopelessly lost, looking for Trinity College and since I was walking in that general direction I offered to just walk with them (plus I didn’t trust my directions to get them there LOL).  They were delighted and so I had a few great minutes talking to Sue ( from Conneticut) and Monica (from NYC).  Karma sorted for today 🙂

Anyway, for more on Ane Brun go here

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