The Ticket gig of The week

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - INSIDE -

Seated at a grand pi­ano on a min­i­mally lit stage and ac­com­pa­nied by cello and vi­olin, Agnes Obel led a rapt Vicar St crowd from short, knotty in­stru­men­tals to bass-heavy cathar­sis on tracks from her Phil­har­mon­ics al­bum and her lat­est, Aven­tine. Obel’s songs, while of­ten beau­ti­ful and in­tense, have a ten­dency to­ward the metro­nomic, so when­ever a true peak was reached, it was usu­ally the dy­namic ten­sion of the strings pro­vid­ing el­e­va­tion.

Words: Ian Maleney. Pho­to­graph: Cyril Byrne

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