It’s nearly 50 years since plaintive Parisian songbird Edith Piaf died, but she’s still by a long stretch the most significant chanteuse ever to come out of France.
There’s been a fresh surge of interest in Piaf’s story since the 2007 biopic La Vie En Rose, which won Marion Cotillard an Oscar for her portrayal of the singer’s rise from street urchin to international star.
You can savour some of her best-known songs, and works which aren’t so familiar, on Saturday night at Hemel Hempstead’s Old Town Hall.
That’s when Eve Loiseau will be working her way through the back catalogue with accompaniment from Fiona Barrow (violin) and Edward Jay (accordion).
It’s not just a tribute show of covers – Loiseau makes the songs her own while respecting the originals and the life and times of Piaf are as much part of the set as the songs themselves.
Tickets are £15 (£12.50 conccessions) from the box office on 01442 228091 or www.oldtownhall.co.uk