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Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin continues its series of folk nights, Ceol Tíre ar an Aoine, with the arrival of Juliet Turner on Friday 23rd November.

Supported by Matt McGinn, Juliet’s unique live show should be experienced. After an extended hiatus from touring, Turner has new tunes and a rich back catalogue to draw from. She is a quiet, relaxed performer with a wicked sense of humour.  Her voice is unusually clear and sweet and her between song anecdotes are amusing, eccentric and off-the-cuff.  With three studio albums, a live album, double platinum sales and a Meteor Music Award under her belt, Juliet Turner decided that a change of scene was needed and in October 2006 returned to Trinity College Dublin to undertake a four year BSc in Clinical Speech and Language Studies.  Alongside the studies, the songwriting and performing continues and Juliet recorded a fourth studio album with producer Keith Lawless in a warehouse in Dublin.

Described by the Irish Times as ‘one of the most intriguing of Irish female song writers arriving several years ago with a guitar and a batch of brittle, poignant songs; her broad accent and even broader outlook; her bitter-sweet tastes all marking her as one to watch’, Turner is still an artist marbled with tiny streaks of maverick.

The latest songs are thoughtful and less acerbic than some of her previous writing and the narrative lines running through the album are sympathetic and full of warmth. On stage Juliet Turner has a wry charm, a beautiful voice and fine lyrics, making her a compelling live performer. Listen for “Elder of the Tribe” and “Luisa” in particular. Prepare to be drawn in and bowled over.

Juliet Turner and Matt McGinn will perform at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin on Friday 23rd November at 9pm. Tickets are £10 and available from the box office. Telephone 02871 264132 or visit for more information.

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