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Piaf Christine Bovill Performs Piaf

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2011

If you’ve ever felt shivers from hearing a musical performance, then you’re half way to understanding how it feels to hear Christine Bovill sing. From ‘La Vie En Rose’ to ‘Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien’, you can almost hear the sorrow and heartache of Edith Piaf in the husky yet soaring vocals of Bovill as she transports you back to 1940s France. Between songs, Bovill speaks a bit about the background of the selected songs and how they relate to different times across Piaf’s painfully short but eventful life. From her passionate performance, it is clear that Bovill strives to express the true Piaf as much as she can – something which she pulls off with exceptional sincerity.

National Library Of Scotland, 14 – 20 Aug, 7.00pm (8.00pm), £10.00 – £14.00, fpp216.
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