Presented by QPAC
Iconic Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly and magnetic Irish chanteuse Camille O’Sullivan pay tribute to the words of W.B. Yeats and other great Irish poets in this premiere collaboration between two inimitable artists.
Ancient Rain combines original songs and music, together with spoken word inspired by more than a century of Irish writing. Paul and Camille inhabit a range of characters in this mesmerising performance, revealing a tapestry of themes, from the cost of love, the price of independence, to the inadequacy of faith and the power of forgiveness.
Ancient Rain is no ordinary concert. Created in collaboration with composer/pianist Feargal Murray and director Chris Drummond, it creates a delicate visual poetry through a series of simply staged moments, and sheds new light on the artistry of these celebrated Australian and Irish musicians. Camille O’Sullivan’s majestic vocal command and Paul Kelly‘s ingeniously understated yet evocative lyricism unite here in the service of stories of love, loss and redemption.
Original Music by Paul Kelly, Feargal Murray & Camille O’Sullivan
Produced by Far and Away Productions in association with Brink Productions