THE GIRL FROM BARE COVE
words and music by Jay Eddy
A folk opera written for an ensemble of actor-musicians, The Girl from Bare Cove follows a family in crisis as they face the revelation of one daughter's decade-long history of sexual abuse and the present-day consequences of her traumatic past. With songs inspired by the folk sounds of New England and a story rooted in the ghostly traditions and fairy tales of that place, this modern-day fable invites us to explore the communities we share and the worlds we build for ourselves.
World Premiere coming to New haven in spring 2018
Praise for Workshops & Recordings OF The Girl from Bare Cove
“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 Ryback, Marc Gunn's Celtic Music Magazine
“Written by the somewhat startlingly talented [Jay] Eddy...[an] emotionally fraught, at times, deeply disturbing production.” - Jeff Silver, Medium