Martha Wainwright will play two intimate gigs at Whelans on November 3 and 4.
Martha Wainwright has released three full length studio albums and various EPs since her arrival as an individual solo artist in 2005. Her latest studio album, Come Home To Mama (2012) was welcomed by Mojo Magazine as "a substantial and brilliantly sung career best."
She sang in Martin Scorsese's film The Aviator, and she also numbers among the cast in the upcoming HBO miniseries, Olive Ketteridge to be released later this year. She is currently writing her memoir, Stories I Might Regret Telling You, to be published by Flatiron Books in Winter 2016.
Tickets for the Whelans gigs are €25 (incl booking) available from www.ticketmaster.ie www.whelanslive.com and outlets nationwide from Wednesday 13. www.marthawainwright.com
Martha is the daughter of legendary singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle and she is the sister of Rufus Wainwright.
Born in New York City and raised in Montreal, she took the first step in her own recording career in 1998 when she contributed the song Year of the Dragon to her mother and aunt's album The McGarrigle Hour.
The same year she started singing back-up for her brother both live and on record. Some years back, on RTÉ’s Other Voices, Martha and Rufus sang a memorable duet of the old standard, Love Hurts, with Rufus at the piano and Martha on guitar.