The Bardo, Epicurus and the Banshee

Presented by The Singer's Anatomy

Share songs, stories and hilarity in the face of the inevitable

In The Bardo, Epicurus and the Banshee three great singers contemplate the ultimate subject: death. Sharing three visions of the good death, ranging from the ethics of care to Irish keening and the sense that death is not the end, Pearly, Leah and Narelle weave spiritual, humanist and magical threads into a beautiful celebration of mortality.

Pearly Black, Leah Cotterell and Narelle McCoy are three of Brisbane’s most loved singers with a combined century of live performances between them. They are also women of significant intellectual heft and life experience who have stories and insights to share on a subject that all of us will be confronted with in time.

The sublime Pearly Black has a long history of philosophical contemplation in her performance of ecstatic and dark repertoires, from Madame Bone’s Brothel to gospel and art music projects. Pearly is also a practicing Buddhist with strong affiliations to the Langri Tangpa Centre. Leah Cotterell is known for her dramatic flair in interpretations of big songs. Her recent work has presented stories about her role as a mental health family carer inside a framework of beautiful songs and tender memories that balance grief. Narelle McCoy is made of music, being a multi-instrumentalist and classically trained soprano with a long career in theatre roles and recitals. Narelle’s PhD topic is Irish keening based on collected interviews with women who practice this ancient and private form of ritual singing.

The Bardo, Epicurus and The Banshee will deliver wonderful singing, thoughtful vignettes and hilarity in the face in face of the inevitable.

Partners to thank:

Thanks to The Langri Tangpa Buddhist Centre

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Special Instructions: The main hall (gompa) is fully accessible, with a ramp leading up to the doors at the street entrance. There is an accessible toilet on the same level. Please ring before you come so we can have someone open the doors for you. Parking onsite is reserved for wheelchair access. There is parking in the side streets on both sides of the road. Please be mindful of neighbours and leave enough space for them to get out of their driveways.
Capacity of venue is only: 80
535 Old Cleveland Road, Camp Hill QLD 4152
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DURATION

70min

RATED

PG

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The Bardo, Epicurus and the BansheeSun 26 May @ 3.45pm

$30.00

Langri Tangpa Buddhist Centre
535 Old Cleveland Road, Camp Hill, 4152

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