Damien Leith’s one man cabaret, The Parting Glass made its debut at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival to a rousing response. The soft spoken musician with the Irish-accent will bring the show to Lizotte’s newcastle on Saturday the 27th June.
The Parting Glass is a musical play, which takes place in an Irish pub, sees Damien take on the role of both a father and a son as they get to the bottom of a deep secret that has haunted them both. It is filled with humour and emotion, and, as you would expect from any pub setting in Ireland, it features a live band.
Every aspect of the The Parting Glass was carefully thought out, including the music selection. Having the live band really does give that ‘sitting in a pub having a pint’ atmosphere. “The music throughout the show is Irish music,” Damien says
“There is a collection of songs that I have just loved for years, songs like Danny Boy, Rocky Road to Dublin… the band play all the traditional instruments, fiddle, tin whistle, bodhran – it is a real Irish experience. You’ve got the drama side of it and the rousing Irish music.”
Damien Leith’s new album Songs From Ireland was released through Sony Music on Friday 13th March and tickets for The Parting Glass are on sale now.
WHAT: Damien Leith
WHEN: Saturday 27th June 2015
MORE INFO: http://www.lizottes.com.au/