Bronagh brings whole lotta soul to L’Derry

Actress and singer/songwriter Bronagh Gallagher
Actress and singer/songwriter Bronagh Gallagher

Actress and singer Bronagh Gallagher, who is heavily influenced by blues and soul and his worked with friend and producer Brian Eno, has confirmed that she will perform a special evening of music with all proceeds donated to the Foyle Hospice in Londonderry, for which the actress is a patron.

The Bronagh Gallagher Band will perform at the Millennium Forum for their first major headline show.

Derry-born Gallagher has appeared in an impressive collection of movies including The Commitments, Divorcing Jack, Pulp Fiction, Tristan & Isolde and BBC Three TV drama Pramface. She released her debut album Precious Soul in 2004, which featured collaborations with Eno on the tracks He Don’t Love You and Hooks. Her second album, the self-titled Bronagh Gallagher, arrived in 2012 and displayed a host of generic influences- blues, soul, Arethra Franklin, Patsy Cline and even Mexicana notes - and had poetic lyrics about lost love from Derry to Paris and California. Gallagher wrote most of the music on the album, as well as plating the drums and singing lead vocals.

The forthcoming show will allow Bronagh and band to showcase material from the new third album for the first time.

Brian Eno describes Bronagh as “one of the purest, clearest talents” and her commitment to music as she approaches the release of her third collection displays that this is no faddish side project to her acting career. Gallagher is that rare thing: an actress who has achieved credibility as a singer and recording artist.

The Bronagh Gallagher Band performs at the Millennium Forum, Londonderry on September 26. Visit www.millenniumforum.co.uk or call the box office on 02871 264455. For more information on Bronagh visitwww.bronaghgallagher.com/.