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Gala Concert for Musician Treatment Foundation: Rosanne Cash

Gala Concert for Musician Treatment Foundation: Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal


Gala Concert for Musician Treatment Foundation: Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal

Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal with Aoife O'Donovan, the New Café Orchestra (opening)

Gala Concert by Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal to benefit Musician Treatment Foundation launch in Ireland

An amazing night of music by three Grammy-award winning musicians; legendary singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash, acclaimed guitarist/producer John Leventhal, and beloved Irish-American folk artist Aoife O’Donovan. 

They will be joined by a treasured Irish artist for a special appearance for this gala concert to benefit and launch the Musician Treatment Foundation in Ireland, which assists musicians who need specialized orthopedic care for their shoulders, elbows, and hands. Join the celebration as MTF helps keep the music playing around the world!

Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal

One of the most ambitious and literary songwriters of her generation” (Rolling Stone), Rosanne Cash is America’s foremost musical woman of letters, a literate and incisive artist whose poignant and distinctive vocals turn every song into a revelatory tale. A singular artist at the peak of her interpretive powers, Cash has earned four Grammy awards—three for The River & The Thread (2014, Blue Note)—and 12 additional nominations. Among many other accolades, in 2021 she became the first woman to receive the Edward MacDowell award for music composition.  Her acclaimed 2010 memoir Composed has been described by the Chicago Tribune as “one of the best accounts of an American life you’ll likely ever read.”  Cash was recently elected as an Honorary American member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

“I consider artists to be in the service industry; the premier service industry for the heart and soul. I am curious to a pathological degree and the Sword of Time hangs over me, and those two things— curiosity and the hourglass— make me feel more urgent than ever to connect, to find community, and to create. It doesn’t matter what the world thinks, it only matters that what is unsaid and what is unseen is given form and has a voice.”

Rosanne and her husband John Leventhal, the six-time Grammy winning songwriter, producer and life-long creative partner, launched RumbleStrip Records, an initiative to reexamine and reissue Rosanne's early work, originally released on Columbia / Sony Music, and beyond. 
The label is currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of Cash’s landmark album The Wheel with a deluxe remastered version and first vinyl pressing, and Leventhal’s debut solo album, Rumble Strip (2024), released 50 years into his remarkable career. 

Cash and Leventhal are currently writing the music to the Broadway production of Norma Rae.

Aoife O’Donovan

Aoife O’Donovan is a Grammy-award winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose music radiates with a timeless charm and contemporary allure beyond genre. Born in Newton, Massachusetts, Aoife began her musical journey at a young age, eventually blossoming into a celebrated artist known for her captivating vocals and heartfelt compositions. With a diverse range of influences, including folk, bluegrass, and indie rock, O’Donovan’s distinctive sound weaves together intricate melodies and introspective lyrics. She gained widespread recognition as a founding member of the progressive folk band Crooked Still and the folk trio I’m With Her (with bandmates Sara Watkins and Sarah Jarosz).

Deemed “a vocalist of unerring instinct” by the New York Times, O’Donovan has released three critically-acclaimed and boundary-blurring solo albums: Fossils, In the Magic Hour and 2022’s boldly orchestrated and literarily crafted Age Of Apathy. The album received 3 Grammy nominations (including Best Folk Album) and includes the song “B61” - awarded Folk Alliance International’s Song Of The Year. 2024 brings the release of her 4th studio album All My Friends. Inspired by the letters and speeches of suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt (who founded the League of Women’s Voters), the album questions how much has really changed for American women a century after gaining the right to vote. Amidst a lush soundscape of brass, orchestra, girls' choir and her own compelling vocals, she explores the nations evolution through her compassionate songwriting and voice.

O’Donovan continues to enchant audiences worldwide with her soul-stirring music and unwavering passion for storytelling through song. She is the featured vocalist on The Goat Rodeo Sessions (the group with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile), performed with over a dozen symphonies including the National Symphony Orchestra, written for Alison Krauss and spent a decade as a regular contributor to the radio variety shows “Live From Here” and “A Prairie Home Companion.”

New Café Orchestra

After honing their new sound with concerts in Catalonia, and tours in Eastern Europe, The New Café Orchestra arrived in Dublin to launch the new chapter in a musical legacy begun by The Café Orchestra in the 1990s.  This musical collective has formed to celebrate jazz, world, and folk music, and explore the new musical soundscapes that this unique ensemble enables.

Presented by Musician Treatment Foundation

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Thursday 13 Jun 2024
Main Stage
€49.50, €54.50

Concessions: €49.50, €44.50

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