An intimate café style concert of music and song. Ticket price includes a glass of wine and a sample of local artisan food.
Lily O’Connor and Rosa Carroll accompanied by Eoin O’Neill: Lily is a young talented concertina player and harpist from Ballygriffey near Ennis. Rosa is a gifted fiddle player from Feakle. They have been playing music together since the ripe old ages of 10 and 11. They will be accompanied by Eoin O’Neill a bouzouki player from Clare (though originally from Dublin, he’s now fully integrated in the Clare session scene) who won the MÓRglór award in 2015. He is a gifted musician, and great promoter of traditional Irish music.
Out the Gap: an exciting young musical ensemble featuring Kevin Carey, Amy McNamara, Gearoid McNamara, Pamela Queally and Colm Slattery. Coming from Counties Clare and Tipperary and recently repatriated from Chicago, there is a wonderful mix in this group. Combining many different influences and playing traditional Irish music just for the pleasure of it.
Helen Hayes and Katie Greene: Local traditional singer Helen is joined by her daughter Katie. Katie sings from a varied repertoire including traditional and sean-nós as well as putting a unique interpretation to many contemporary songs.
Therese McInerney and Brian Donnellan: Therese is a fiddle player, singer, teacher and composer from Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare who will be joined by local talented musician Brian Donnellan on concertina and piano.
Jack Talty and Cormac Begley: Jack and Cormac carry a wealth of musical heritage from west Clare and west Kerry respectively. The masterful weaving of regional styles inherent in their duet playing, ranging over five octaves, has defined their inimitable and unmistakable duet sound. The combination of baritone and concert pitch concertinas allows a creative and playful freedom to explore a variety of tones and colours.
Danny O’Mahony and Liz Kane: Danny is a traditional musician from Ballyduff in North County Kerry. Danny’s is considered to be one of the finest accordion players with a musical style that is expressive and deeply personal. Liz is a much respected fiddle player from North Connemara. One half of the dynamic duet The Kane Sisters, Liz continues to forge a career as a dynamic musician and music teacher. Liz and Danny are true virtuosos of the tradition with masterful playing of music full of personality, from lively dance tunes to lamenting heartfelt airs.
Tickets for this event can be purchased here.