Whatever label one attaches to Ennis-native Maura O’Connell, there are precious few singers with the natural ability to delve so deeply into a vast array of musical material, inhabiting each note and every space between each note with such conviction that both performer and listener are left unquestionably moved and unexpectedly exposed. She will be joined onstage by Arty McGlynn on guitar, Nollaig Casey on fiddle and Katie Boyle on piano.
The music of Stockton’s Wing has evolved into an exciting blend of traditional and contemporary Irish music and song, performed with power and precision by some of the finest musicians in Ireland. Back in 1977, in Ennis, Co. Clare, the five member group including all-Ireland champions, Paul Roche, Maurice Lennon, Kieran Hanrahan and Tommy Hayes with Tony Callinan won the traditional section of a Guinness sponsored talent competition in Limerick. As a result of this competition they secured a recording contract with Tara Records and released their debut album, Stockton’s Wing.