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Aleka sings Nina Simone

Ireland, Kilkenny Ireland, Kilkenny 39 John Street Lower - Billy Byrnes

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The Sofa Sessions presents Aleka -The Music of Nina Simone

“Hip cosmopolitan sounds... have a borderless, trans-national flavour, liberally spiced with bossa nova, downtown jazz, outlier pop, art rock and free improv”

The Irish Times about Aleka's debut EP

Aleka - vocals
Colm O’Hara - trombone
Derek Whyte - bass

9pm / No Cover Charge

Join us in the comfort and warmth of Billy Byrne’s terrace on St. Valentine’s night for a very special celebration of the music of the great Nina Simone.

Romanian singer, cellist and composer Aleka is one of the rising stars of the Dublin scene, drawing praise for her recent celebration of the love songs of Romania. Now she turns her attention to the iconic songs associated with pianist, singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone, including classics like My Baby Just Cares For Me, I Put A Spell On You, and Feelin’ Good.

Joining Aleka for this very special night, re-imagining some of the most iconic music of the 20th century, are two leading lights of the Irish jazz scene, trombonist Colm O'Hara and bassist Derek Whyte.

Please note. Admission, as always, is free, but we expect to be busy so PM us here to reserve your place...


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Venue Information - Billy Byrnes

Billy Byrnes is a family run tradional Irish bar and first opened its doors in 1954. We are centrally located in Kilkenny City, just around the corner from the train and bus station.