Get to Know: Eilidh Patterson
Eilidh (pronounced I-Lee) Patterson is a singer/songwriter from Derry, N. Ireland. In recent years, she has performed in the States, the UK and in Europe, captivating audiences with her voice and songs. Eilidh’s relaxed stage presence invites the listener to sit back and enjoy her unique take on life and love.
She has released two albums (When The Time Comes & This Is Now) and most recently, an EP called Grown-ups Need Lullabies Too. Get to Know Eilidh Patterson.
Name: Eilidh Patterson
Where you’re from: Derry / Londonderry
Describe your style in 5 words or fewer: Classic, contemporary, country, chic, cool
Best thing about Northern Ireland: The craic
Digital music, CDs or vinyl: CDs
Biggest musical influence: Alison Krauss, Steve Earl
What you’re listening to right now: Gregory Porter
Favourite venue: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Derry
Favourite local band of the moment: Ports
Last gig you attended: Beth Nielsen Chapman at The Waterfront – her songs just keep getting better (if that’s possible)
Best gig you have ever attended: Alison Krauss and Union Station at The Olympia, Dublin
Favourite album of all time: That’s a tough one. Lonely Runs Both Ways (Alison Krauss & Union Station)
Musician you’d love to collaborate with: Wayne Kirkpatrick
Last thing you do before going onstage: Take a deep breath
Dream festival line-up: The Eagles, Alison Krauss, Steve Earle, The Blue Nile, The Weepies, Declan O’Rourke, Jimmy Webb, John Spillane, Taylor Swift, Gregory Porter and myself of course!
The last gift you gave to someone: Beautiful, original artwork by Desalee Textile Art. Bought at “Walled City Crafters” – my favourite craft shop
You only have £10 left in the world, what do you buy? Ten necessities at Poundland!
For more information on Eilidh, including upcoming live dates, see here.