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PIAF-The Songs



March 21, 2019
8:00 pm
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The Exchange
Twickenham, London + Google Map

Eve Loiseau sings the songs of Edith Piaf with Fiona Barrow, violin + Murray Grainger

Back by popular demand and now in its 8th year, this acclaimed, charismatic show has played well over 150 theatres & festivals around the UK & abroad.

‘completely enamoured  … you leave desperately wanting to be young and in love and in Paris’ (5-star) Three Weeks
‘all of Piaf’s best-loved songs, each performed impeccably and with genuine emotion’ (4-star) Broadway Baby

‘the most authentic sound and the most enjoyable (Piaf show) I’ve ever seen’ The Piaf Society

‘In the hands of Loiseau, Piaf’s memory lives on among adoring fans and new borns. I’ll drink to that! A votre santé!’ Phil Hopkins, The Yorkshire Times

‘until we have time travel, Eve Loiseau will remain the only live route to a great artist’ Derek Briggs, Gloucestershire Echo

‘we’re back in French Cabaret land…Eve Loiseau is Edith Piaf’…Radio 3 In Tune

Eve Loiseau’s passion for Piaf developed at a young age, around the dining table in South East France. Coming from a French family of singers, long summer meals were often rounded off with French chansons. Piaf is inimitable, but Eve’s lustrous French tone captures the essence of the Piaf performance in this tribute to the ‘Little Sparrow’.

Since her debut at the Royal Festival Hall in Feb 2002, Eve Loiseau has given recitals in England, New York & France and has featured on BBC R3, WNYC Radio, PMW Music and the BBC production, The Roman Mysteries. Eve performs with Canteve Vocale and the baroque ensemble, Duo Dolcetini.

Fiona Barrow began the violin at 7 years old, happily surviving a classical training to move on to musical forms where toe-tapping is not reprimanded. Since then she has travelled far and wide, performing in bars, streets, boats, trains, caves, cathedrals and the odd roundabout! She has worked extensively in theatre as a performer, musical director and composer, including a sell-out run with Kneehigh Theatre Company on Broadway, and tours of Europe, Australia, and USA.

Murray Grainger is one of the UK’s most influential accordionists. Trained in the classical accordion at The Royal Academy of Music, Murray has played accordion everywhere from Celtic Connections to The Royal Albert Hall and is equally at home playing folk music or contemporary opera. Combined with this Murray Grainger has a great love for traditional music from the UK and beyond and has found success with his French Trio Hérétique.

Tickets: £12.50/£10 (concs)