Traditional Irish Music
Press Release : Dermot Byrne, one of Ireland’s finest traditional accordion players, will tour the country later this year to mark the twentieth anniversary of his solo album 'Dermot Byrne' released in 1995. The album received critical acclaim at the time and still stands as one of the foremost albums of the genre.
For many years a member of Altan Dermot performed, recorded and toured extensively with the group, along with artists like Dónal Lunny, Steve Cooney and Stéphane Grappelli, bringing the beauty and joy of traditional Irish music to audiences all over the world. In other collaborations he has performed with Frankie Gavin, Sharon Shannon, and The Stunning along with many other outstanding Irish and international musicians.
For his contribution to Irish music Dermot was chosen as TG4's Traditional Musician of the Year 2013.
For his tour Dermot will be joined by Australian Steve Cooney on guitar and Tyrone man Trevor Hutchinson on bass. Both Steve and Trevor have impeccable traditional music credentials with extensive touring, recording and performance experience alongside the greats of Irish traditional music.
Australian-born guitarist, bassist, producer and didgeridoo player Steve Cooney is one of the most dynamic modern performers in traditional music. He has played with Stockton`s Wing, Sharon Shannon, Séamus Begley and Sinead O'Connor along with many other groups over the years.
Bassist Trevor Hutchinson started his musical career in the late 70s playing electric bass with the innovative Belfast band, Katmandu. In 1986 he joined The Waterboys and toured with them until 1991. After switching to double bass he hooked up with Sharon Shannon to launch her solo career. In 1997 along with Donogh Hennessy and Seán Smyth he founded the traditional group Lúnasa.
He has performed and recorded with many artists over the years including; The Waterboys, Eric Bibb, Liz Carroll, Luka Bloom, Karen Casey, Solas, and De Danann.
Sept 26th - Tigh an Cheoil, Ring, Co.Waterford.
Oct 2nd - Coughlans, Douglas St, Cork City.
Oct 7th - Whelan's, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2.
Oct 15th - Droichead Arts Centre, Co. Louth.
Oct 16th - Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Doire, Co. Derry.
Oct 17th - Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, Belfast.
Oct 18th - The White Horse, Ballincollig , Co. Cork.
Oct 22nd - St John`s Arts Centre, Listowel, Co Kerry.
Oct 23rd - Carnegie Arts Centre, Kenmare, Co Kerry.
Oct 24th - Saint Matthew's Church, Baltimore, Co. Cork.
Oct 29th - Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon.
Oct 30th - Royal Theatre, Castlebar, Co Mayo.
Oct 31st - Ramelton Town Hall, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.
Nov 5th - 69 O`Connell St, Limerick.
Nov 6th - Rahan Comhaltas,Tullamore Court hotel.
Nov 7th - Seamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, Co.Dublin.
Nov 8th - The Spirit Store, Dundalk, Co.Louth.
Nov 20th - glór, Ennis, Co. Clare.
Nov 21st - St. Bronagh`s GAA Club Rosstrevor, Co. Down.
Nov 25th - Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin.
Nov 26th - Siamsa Tíre, Tralee, Co.Kerry.
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