Traditional Irish Music
Three of the country's most dazzling traditional musicians - fiddle player, Zoë Conway; guitar and bouzouki player, Dónal Lunny; and button accordion master, Máirtín O'Connor - will come together in Ballymaloe Grainstore on Sunday 16 October.
Don't miss this illustrious trio for what promises to be an atmospheric and unforgettable night of music. They'll draw on an eclectic mix of the old and new where traditional tunes and songs meet each of their diverse influences and unique compositional voices.
Fiddle player Zoë Conway is an awesome talent equally at home playing and singing Latin jazz with Rodrigo y Gabriella, as a guest soloist with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, performing with Lou Reed and Nick Cave, or touring the world with Riverdance. However, traditional Irish music remains close to her heart, witnessed in her highly-acclaimed solo albums.
Guitar and bouzouki player Donal Lunny needs no introduction, having made his name as a member of the hugely influential groups Planxty, The Bothy Band, Altan and Moving Hearts. A gifted composer, arranger and producer, Lunny has also worked with rock and pop musicians such as Van Morrison, Rod Stewart, Elvis Costello and Kate Bush.
The consummate button box player, Máirtín O'Connor was one of the driving forces behind the Riverdance phenomenon. Add to that his work with bands such as De Dannan, Midnight Well and Skylark, his reputation as a composer and solo artist, and recording sessions with Rod Stewart, Elvis Costello and Mark Knopfler, and it's easy to see why O'Connor is regarded in the folk firmament as something of a national treasure.
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