As part of Music in the Historic Quarter, an initiative of the Contemporary Music Centre, Music Network is presenting a free coffee concert with a performance by acclaimed traditional Irish musicians Paudie O’Connor (box) and Aoife Ní Chaoimh (fiddle), on Tuesday 31st August from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. at The Coach House, Dublin Castle. This is a free concert but ticketed. Tickets can be booked on Tel: 01 671 9429.
Born in Ballyhar, Co. Kerry, Paudie O’Connor is a box player well grounded in his local Sliabh Luachra tradition as well as being . He learned much of his music during his childhood from local heroes such as Johnny O Leary, Denis McMahon, Anne and Nicky McAulliffe and Jimmy Doyle. Such influences are reflected in both the style and repertoire of his acclaimed 2005 CD release, “Different State”, a collection of dance music and slow airs from the Sliabh Luachra and Munster tradition. The album was listed in The Irish Times best five albums of 2005.