We are over the moon to announce that one of our favourite performers ever is returning to Dublin. Acclaimed singer and musician Peia Luzzi is joining us for a very special concert in The Chapel of Ease, Irishtown, Dublin 4, D04 CA43 on Saturday September 17th. Doors open at 7.15 p.m. and the concert begins at 8.00 p.m. This event is part of Peia’s highly anticipated Resurgence tour.
“When Peia sings you know a divine portal has just opened. Not to be missed.”
Paul Congdon – Positive Life
Peia Luzzi is an American born song collector, writer and multi-instrumentalist, drawing inspiration from her ancestral roots of Celtic and Old World European music, and folklore. With the voice of a lark, she dances nimbly between Child Ballads and 17th Century Gaelic laments, to Waulking Songs from Scotland, and old Bulgarian mountain wails.
Peia has traveled extensively over the past ten years to uncover melodies wrinkled and wise with time, labouring faithfully to honour their language, stories and original essence. She is a powerful voice in the rising global community of people who are committed to restoring a balanced relationship with the Earth. Peia expresses her holistic vision and passion through her music, educational workshops and advocacy for indigenous and environmental rights groups.
Born in the back hills of Connecticut, Peia spent most of her childhood playing in the forests and hiding out in tree tops. In 2002 she moved to Boston where she attended New England Conservatory of Music on a generous scholarship and received extensive training in western classical voice and opera, vocal pedagogy, composition, and improvisation.
“My journey with world folksong traditions began many years ago while studying at New England Conservatory in Boston. Much to the dismay of my Opera professors, I found myself enthralled with the alluring beauty and mystery of traditional folk music. This fascination, along with a bit of old Irish wanderlust, poised me for a journey that led me to seek a lost culture and reconnect with the songs of my ancestors in ancient Europe.”
Peia’s music has taken her around the world and sparked collaborations with many world class artists including: legendary poet and Rumi scholar Coleman Barks, author, mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade, Grammy Award winning pianist Peter Kater, Iranian tar master Ali Ghamsari and guitar virtuoso Estas Tonne.
Peia currently splits her time between touring and the lush, wild hills of Southern Oregon, where she wildcrafts herbal remedies, sings with Wild Honey – an all women’s world music trio – and teaches Song of the Ancients, voice cultivation and ancestral songline tracing. Fusing her knowledge of Vocal Pedagogy (The Science of the Voice) with the ancient meditative practice of Nada Yoga, she imparts upon her students the tools to harness the natural beauty and resonance of the voice.
We are delighted to announce Peia’s return to Europe for The Resurgence Tour 2022. After a long period of slumber and separation we rise again into life, through revival, renewal and resurgence.
With live performances often described as timeless and transcendent, Peia’s music transports audiences through hypnotic rhythms soaring vocals. She will be accompanied by talented musicians, weaving together rich groves, driving percussion, and expansive ethereal vocals. Along with layers of charangon and harmonium, they create a lush organic soundscape. Their mesmerising performances offer authentic re-imaginings of traditional folk treasures, as well as a luminous collection of Peia’s original songs.
We are thrilled to welcome Peia Luzzi to Positive Nights, as part of her Resurgence tour, on Saturday September 17th, from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. in The Chapel of Ease, Irishtown, Dublin 4, D04 CA43. Doors open at 7.15 p.m. and the concert begins at 8.00 p.m.