The Fidil Beo series of hour-long lunchtime concerts showcasing Clare’s finest fiddle players runs all week. Opening the week will be Joan Hanrahan from Lissycasey, also widely known for her role as presenter on Clare FM’s The West Wing. Joan will be joined by Eoin O’Neill on bouzouki and Brid O’Gorman on flute.
Joan Hanrahan with Brid O’Gorman, (flute) & Eoin O’Neill (bouzouki)
Michael Queally with Noel O’Donoghue, (flute) & Padraic O’Reilly, (piano)
James Cullinan & Tony Linnane with Carol Cullinan, (piano)
Vincent Griffin with Tim Collins, (concertina) & Padraic O’Reilly (piano)
Siobhan Peoples with Murt Ryan, (accordion) & Brian Mooney (bouzouki/banjo)
Seamus Connolly with Martin Connolly, (accordion), Geraldine Cotter, (piano) & Damien Connolly, (accordion and fiddle)
About Fidil Beo
The Fidil Beo concert series was founded by Vincent McMahon in the 1990s, and ran on a monthly basis in Maoin Cheoil an Chláir. It featured many of the greats of the time: Martin Hayes, Tommy Peoples, Tony Linnane, among others. Fleadh 2016 revisits this concept by showcasing Clare’s greatest fiddle talents.