Pierce Turner Live
Ferrybank South, Wexford, Y35 X5HF, Ireland
Please note that this event will take place under current social distancing measurements as per Government guidelines.
Wexford Arts Centre is delighted to welcome back Pierce Turner for an intimate gig this summer. Pierce is a dynamic live performer and consummate musician, who was voted Ireland’s solo artist of the Year in 1994. He has worked on numerous occasions with Philip Glass, including his debut album, for which Mr Glass wrote string arrangements and produced. When he performed at Carnegie Hall with headliner Iggy Pop and Patty Smith in 2015, The New York Times and Rolling Stone magazine both enthusiastically describe it as, “Soaring” “A cross between Joni Mitchell and David Bowie”
He had a song in HBO’s The Wire-Christy Moore has covered his songs and even wrote one about him I love the way Pierce Turner sings – He has a dedicated cult following in Ireland where he resides half of the year, the other being in Manhattan.
“Easily one of the most important Irish artists of the last twenty years”. The Irish Times
“Later in the evening the Irish man Pierce Turner performed the soaring Yogi With A Broken Heart, accompanied by Philip Glass on keyboard” Jon Pareles New York Times