Geneva Literary Aid Society

Maria Doyle Kennedy (24.05.2013)

We are now bringing Maria Doyle Kennedy to Geneva on Friday, May 24. She first came to international attention for her soulful singing, and acting, in the film “The Commitments” where she gave Aretha Franklin a good run for her money.

She has gone on to become an acclaimed international recording artist and award-winning actress (The Tudors, Downton Abbey etc). She is in Geneva for one night only with the backing of her husband, Kieran Kennedy, a virtuoso guitarist. She has also played at major events such as Glastonbury, the Cambridge Folk Festival and Oxygen. This is an opportunity to hear her in a small intimate setting.

What the critics said about her latest album “Sing”:

“The Kennedy voice is a persuasive weapon.” – Mojo magazine

“Emotional but never anguished, atmospheric but never laboured, this is easly MDK’s most mature, accomplished and confident work to date. Ireland’s National Treasure.” – Hot Press

“Jaw droppingly beautiful.” R2 Magazine.

“She is one of the great voices of Ireland. The Celtic Patti Smith.” – Basler Zeitung

DATE: Friday, May 24, at 19.30
VENUE: The Aula, College des Coudriers, 16a Ave Joli-Mont, (opposite Balexert)
TICKETS: CHF30 and CHF15 for Students/ unemployed

Place your order for tickets through and collect them from 18.30 onwards at the box office. Refreshments will also be available.

All proceeds towards the rescue of children from abuse by providing them with a safe refuge, medical services and access to education through the Edith Wilkins Foundation for Street Children in Darjeeling, India,