Event Details

The Friel Sisters

Time: January 23, 2015 from 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Location: Drogheda, Co. Louth
Street: Stockwell Street
City/Town: Drogheda
Website or Map: http://droicheadartscentre.ti…
Phone: 0419833946
Event Type: traditional, music, and, song
Organized By: Droichead Arts Centre
Latest Activity: Jan 19, 2015

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Event Description


To mark Robert Burns night, Droichead Arts Centre is delighted to welcome young traditional musicians,THE FRIEL SISTERS to the Centre on Friday 23 January. Anna, Sheila and Clare were born in Glasgow but their family roots are firmly entrenched in the Donegal Gaeltacht (Derrynamansher). As siblings, they achieve a close blend on fiddle, flute and uilleann pipes, interspersed with songs sang in unison, many from their family and local repertoire.

THE FRIEL SISTERS have performed in venues and festivals across Europe, America and Asia and as guests on stage with Altan, The Chieftains, Cherish the Ladies, Solas and Fidil. Their debut album, recorded in 2013 with guest musicians Gearoid Mooney, Seamus O’Kane and Griogair Labhruid, propelled them to stardom across the traditional music world. On stage, their musicality, song and tune selection, relaxed and engaging manner endears them to audiences.

Supporting the Friel Sisters on the night is KERN, who blend the driving uilleann pipes and poignant whistles of Brendan McCreanor with the dynamic fiddle playing of Barry Kieran and the dark, authoritative voice and guitar of SJ McArdle. All three men are from Louth, and this is reflected in their repertoire, which includes tunes and songs from all over the county as well as self-written new ones. KERN has been featured on RTE Radio 1's Céili House and has already played a host of festivals and concerts in Ireland. The band is currently recording a new EP with Trevor Hutchinson (Lúnasa, The Waterboys) for release in 2015.

Local poet John O’ Rourke will read some of Robert Burns poetry on the night.

We are in for a memorable evening!


They are an impressive young bunch with fabulous taste and impeccable chops who have released an excellent debut album… “The Friel Sisters” is one you’ll want to hear.” Irish Echo, New York, Jan 2014

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