Traditional Irish Music
Great to see that Niamh Ní Charra has joined us here on TradConnect. Hailing from Killarney Co. Kerry, she has been playing music since she was 4 years old. She has been touring professionally as a fiddler, concertina player and Irish singer under her own name since 2007 and previously with Riverdance for 8 years. She has also recorded with The Chieftains, and Carlos Núñez among others.
In her own words "In 1928 Kerry musician and composer Terry "Cuz" Teahan emigrated to Chicago where he lived and continued to play and pass on tunes, until his death in 1989. Prior to leaving Ireland he had been taught music by the Sliabh Luachra legend Padraig O Keeffe, and he was responsible for many Irish American musicians learning this style of music, the repertoire of this area, and many of his own compositions. In fact many local tunes would have been lost were it not for Cuz. On his last visit home before he died he saw me play (I was VERY young!) and on his return to Chicago he made a tape for me of his own tunes as well as some of these old tunes that had been forgotten. That tape is now 25 years old and a prized possession but I feel it should also be shared. Therefore for my fourth album I'd like to make a tribute to him, playing his compositions that he often never got credit for, along with a sample of the old tunes he helped preserve. This is being carried out with the full backing and delight of his family, and to make the album extra special she has invited many well known guest musicians from both Kerry and Chicago to join her, all of whom knew and were influenced by Cuz. This is a celebration of the traditional music style of Sliabh Luachra and the wonderful character that was "Cuz" Teahan. Guest musicians include Seamus Begley, Liz Carroll, Jimmy Keane and Donal Murphy. "
So let support Niamh with this undertaking. For full details visit her Fund It Page
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