The Girl from Bare Cove


players

The Light World

  • Sister - Soprano. Guitar.
  • Girl - Mezzo. Guitar.
  • Mother - Alto. Fiddle.
  • Father - Bass. Double bass.
  • Boy - Tenor. Keys.

World Two

  • The Bad Voice - BOY. A big bad wolf.
  • The Moaning Voice - FATHER. A whale.
  • The Laughing Voice - MOTHER. A snake.
  • The Echo - SISTER. A duck.
  • The Good Voice - BOY. A prince.
 

place

Bare Cove. A small coastal town on the south shore of Massachusetts. A family home.

time

Early February. Then the following December.

 

"There is no grief like the grief that does not speak."

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."

- Maya Angelou

"Build, therefore, your own world. As fast as you can conform your life to the pure idea in your mind, that will unfold its greatest proportions."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Praise for The Girl from Bare Cove

“The somewhat startlingly talented Jillie Mae Eddy”

“A powerful consequence of the human scale venue is the removal of the need for amplification…This is used perhaps most successfully when Eddy takes over the sonic volume of the space with her huge voice. Her all-too-real cries for help are as unsettling as they should be, not just because of Eddy’s personal history with sexual violence. When the other performers join her in the more uplifting moments…you cannot help but be carried along on the waves of their support. It’s a powerful reminder of the dynamic range possible with an ensemble of voices utterly unlike the vast majority of pre-packaged pop.”

Jeff Smith for Medium

“The lyrics are some of the cleverest and best written I have heard in a long time…The music is deeply interesting…[Eddy’s] voice also has great range doing all the styles perfectly and hitting all the emotional notes just right, most notably in songs like, ‘You Don’t Know the Night.’”

Gail Rybak for Marc Gunn’s Celtic Music Magazine