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The Savage Five - Concert In The Crypt

Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM (IST)

The Savage Five - Concert In The Crypt

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May 6, 2018 €15.00 €0.00

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Beautiful new music for voice and string quartet in one Dublin's most evocative spaces, The Christchurch Cathedral Crypt.

Introducing: The Savage Five.

The Savage Five are a unique group of five acclaimed musicians coming together from Holland, Ireland and Germany to explore the meeting ground between songwriting, classical music, jazz, soul and Irish music.

Having released their critically-acclaimed debut album "Sleepwalking" in 2016, the band have toured throughout Europe and been nominated for the prestigious German Record Critics’ Awards (Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik). They bring their unique take on the Art Song to our shores in May 2018, performing in Dublin’s Christchurch Cathedral Crypt Sun May 13th.

The Savage Five’s members have performed with the NNO (Noord Nederlands Orkest), Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony and Musica Antiqua Köln amongst others, and is headed up by charismatic Irish soprano, jazz vocalist and songwriter Suzanne Savage, described as ‘Ireland’s hidden music hero’ (BBC).

The ensemble and their music grew out of a long standing collaboration between co-
writers Suzanne Savage and NZ/GER cellist Hugo Smit, who cite musical influences as broad as Cole Porter, Björk and Bartók.
With violinist Alwyn Westbrooke (NZ/GER), viola player Alisa Smith (NZ/GER) and double bassist Sven Otte (GER/NL), they use humour and pathos to create songs, a music that shifts from delicate stillness to full- blooded whirling orchestral dervish. Suzanne ́s distinctive and soulful voice betrays the influence of her roots in Northern Ireland; the lyrics speak of a deep connection to the landscape, of standing stones; of love, war ...and fancying strangers.

‘Musical agility through maximum flexibility..In the Savage Five’s thrilling pursuit in sound, listening habits are broken again and again..makes you curious for more’ Anke Zimmer, Fuldaer Zeitung 13/8/16

‘Definitely not something to cuddle up to. But you can hear they have a mind of their own. Soulful abstraction.’
Horst E. Wegener MoX ’15/2016

‘Intent on reinventing the “art song” with a fearless drive for exploration, they have made an exciting and enjoyable listen, incredibly dynamic and interesting. Savage’s expressive voice has something which is missing from many high voices: soul. The contrast of her voice to the darkly-shaded jazz chamber music is fantastic.’ Melodiva CD News August 2016

́Absolutely stunning ́ Paul Brady, songwriter

The Savage Five are an exciting new voice in contemporary music - Don´t miss the opportunity of catching this truly memorable ensemble on their first full Irish tour this Spring.

Early Bird Tickets for €15 are now available here; or on the door for €17.50. Signed CDs of the new album `Sleepwalking´ will be on sale on the evening.

For more info go to:


Twitter: @TheSavageFive



To buy new Savage Five album ´Sleepwalking´online :!product/prd14/4434783141/the-savage-five---sleepwalking

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Christ Church Cathedral
Christchurch Place
Dublin 8

Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM (IST)

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