Cormac Cannon and Breda Keville at Tunes in the Church

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Cormac Cannon and Breda Keville at Tunes in the Church

Time: July 17, 2013 from 8pm to 9:30pm
Location: St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway
Street: Lompard Street
City/Town: Galway City
Phone: 0879625425
Event Type: music, concert
Organized By: Cormac Begley
Latest Activity: Jun 27, 2013

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Event Description

Cormac Cannon – uilleann pipes
Breda Keville – fiddle and singer
Cormac Begley- concertina and baritone concertina
Clíodhna Ní Bheaglaoich- fiddle, viola and sean nós dancing

Breda grew up on the shores of Lough Corrib in Claran, near Headford , Co. Galway. She attended whistle lessons with Mary Bergin from the age of 7 and began learning the fiddle at school shortly afterwards. She got a new fiddle for her 13th birthday and soon became hooked! Being the youngest of 6, Breda was very much influenced by what her older siblings were listening to. Her musical influences come predominantly from older players ranging from Bobby Casey, Sarah & Rita Keane, Paddy Fahey, Paddy Canny, Joe Ryan, Patrick Kelly to Willie Clancy and Felix Doran, to name but a few. She gives workshops regularly, both in Ireland and abroad, and also teaches in Galway on an individual basis. She released her solo CD, ‘The Hop Down,’ in July 2006. Though predominantly unaccompanied, the recording also features her sister Claire on fiddle and concertina, Liam Lewis on fiddle and Terence O’ Reilly on guitar. While reviewing the album in the Journal of Music in Ireland (JMI), Dermot McLaughlin wrote that: “A recording like this is a cause for optimism at a time when so many accents and points of difference are being smoothed out of traditional music in studio recordings and elsewhere. This hop down is really a big step up!”
Cormac Cannon began learning the whistle from Mary Bergin at an early age. He took up the pipes some years later, learning initially from Tommy Keane and later from other prominent players during regular visits to the Willie Clancy summer school. He has a keen interest in the music of the older pipers and fiddle players, particularly the music of Clare and Kerry, and a preference for the sound of the flat-pitched pipes. He has toured and taught in Ireland, Japan, Africa, the USA and throughout Europe — in short, anywhere that would have him. His recorded output includes tracks on The Cobblestone Sessions (Mulligan 2002), Rogha Scoil Samhradh Willie Clancy 2008, a series of albums recorded by his mother, harpist Kathleen Loughnane and a forthcoming collaboration with Lamond Gillespie and John Blake. He was recently approached by Na Píobairí Uilleann to make a solo recording on their label. Since then, he has been spending his days cowering in darkness and avoiding phone-calls from the NPU.

Tunes in the Church presents an authentic experience of traditional
Irish music, song and dance. Every night presents a different line-up
of some of the tradition’s most respected artists within the ambiance
of the historical St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Galway. Attendees
of these concerts are encouraged ask questions of the artists and to
interact with the performers and occasionally they learn the chorus of
a traditional Irish song.

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