Moira Smiley
Green Note Basement Bar
Sunday 4th August
Doors 7:30pm, Live Music 8:00pm

Moira Smiley’s performances bring elegance and grit to folk-songs, original and ancient. Expect soul-stirring arrangements of Anglo-Celtic ballads, American spirituals, European folk-laments and sharp, poignant original songs that call effortlessly upon the audience to whisper, clap, or sing along. She plays plainspoken accompaniment on banjo, accordion, body/hand percussion and piano.

Performing solo or with her small ensemble, Moira can also inspire any room -anywhere to sing. Themes of real and metaphorical border crossings – hopeful immigrants, exiles in mourning, or each of us seeking belonging and empathy – are the backbone of this show.