Juliet Turner in concert

BALLYMONEY Borough Arts Committee are delighted to open their autumn music programme with the brilliant Omagh singer/songwriter Juliet Turner who will be making her Ballymoney debut on Thursday 1 November at 8pm in Ballymoney Town Hall.

Juliet Turner has been 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’.

She has opened shows for international artists such as Bob Dylan, Gabrielle, Natalie Merchant, Sting, U2 and Brian Adams and has toured with Joan Armatrading, Brian Kennedy, Ron Sexsmith and Roger McGuinn.

She has four studio albums, a live album, double platinum sales and a Meteor Music Award for Best Irish Female Performer under her belt. Her first album Let’s Hear it for Pizza released in 1996, is still selling and Burn the Black Suit which went double platinum, was voted one of the top 100 Irish albums of all time by Hot Press Music Magazine Readers.

The magazine described her most recent album People Have Names as “an intoxicating example of an adventurous artist moving forward, discovering fresh topics, literate themes and intriguing sounds with which to tease her artistic muse”.

On stage Juliet Turner has a wry charm, a beautiful voice and fine lyrics, making her a compelling live performer and her Ballymoney debut is sure to be one of the highlights of this season’s programme.

Tickets for the concert are £10, concessions £8 and are available from Ballymoney Town Hall 028 2766 0230. Further information about Juliet Turner can be found on her website www.julietturner.com