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Under a Celtic Moon

Sunday 3rd December 2023

In this concert Ma Bell dons the mantle of Madame Tragedie, drawing upon her Celtic Connections to tell her story of the blues. A story which began in 1949 in a council housing estate in the once Clydeside shipbuilding town of Greenock in Scotland. Coming from a long line of singers and theatre folks, Ma Bell is the real deal, a consummate singer songwriter, a story-teller who leaves no stone unturned.

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The Programme:

With songs and tall tales from the earthly gardens of temptation and delight, down through the ages into the mean streets of Glasgow, Madame Tragèdie tells her story of the blues. You can expect a program of stirring classic Celtic airs and superb acoustic jazz blues alongside a preview of original composition earmarked for a forthcoming album entitled Glory Road.

Izzy will be accompanied by two of the South’s finest jazz blues musicians/composers featuring John Bevin on piano/vocals alongside Michael Kime on upright bass and pop in surprise guests.

Join us for a night of Celtic soul food and more in the company of a selection of the South’s finest independent artists of our time.


December 3




Nelson & suburbs


Fairfield House
48 Van Diemen Street (Upper Trafalgar Street), Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry


Tickets from Humanitix


Ph. 021 591 906

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