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Rave reviews for Waterboys ‘An Appointment with Mr. Yeats’

Mike Scott  copyright Paul MacManus

Presented by Raglane Entertainment at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre (15th – 20th March 2010), an Appointment with Mr. Yeats sees the words of one of Ireland’s greatest literary sons merged with the music of one of Britain and Ireland’s greatest rock bands, in a truly unique and ambitious musical undertaking.
The project has long been a passion for Waterboys vocalist Mike Scott, who first delivered a new dimension to Yeats’ poetry in 1988, when he wrote a musical accompaniment for the classic poem The Stolen Child, during the making of the Waterboys seminal album ‘Fisherman’s Blues’.

One reviewer said, “This spectacular show is an amazing achievement, beautifully crafted and presented, it paid great homage to Yeats, bringing him into the 21st century with a bang! Mike Scott is a genius and with the talent of Steve Wickham and the band he has re-introduced to us to Yeats’ poetry, taking us on a journey to what now seems like previously visited but totally unexplored territory.  I have been at Waterboys concerts over the past 20 years and none has compared with this.  If only I could go back to tomorrow and dp it all again.  Album to follow soon Please!! and keep the intimacy of the setting”. Quoted from the Abbey Theatre website

Original article can be seen in FAE Magazine ISSUE 9 Winter 2009

The Waterboys website can be found here: www.mikescottwaterboys.com

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