Music Network writes: “Brace yourself for a clash of the titans as a trio of trad’s finest join forces for this unmissable tour. With three distinct regional styles going head-to-head, every tune promises to be something of an adventure. Representing the Dingle Peninsula is genial giant Breanndán Ó Beaghlaoich, whose fiery button accordion playing and heartfelt singing echo the stormy beauty of the West Kerry coastline. With three highly-acclaimed solo albums to his name, Ó Beaghlaoich is also held in high esteem for his work with the groups Boys of the Lough and Beginish and his collaborations with the Chieftains and fiddler Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh.”
Music Network writes: “Winner of the first ever TG4 Traditional Musician of the Year Award, trad legend Tommy Peoples brings the rabble-rousing Donegal fiddle style to the party. After recording classic albums with the Bothy Band, Matt Molloy and Paul Brady in the 1970s, Peoples’ compositions and solo performances have inspired a generation of fiddle players. Equally influential is virtuoso harpist Laoise Kelly, who has breathed new life into the national instrument with her reinterpretation of the O’Carolan canon. Though Kelly has toured the world, collaborating with everyone from Seamus Heaney and Kate Bush to The Chieftains, Sharon Shannon and Dónal Lunny, don’t be surprised to hear her Mayo roots to the fore as she gets those feet a-tapping!”
SATURDAY 17 SEP, CLOUGHJORDAN, CO. TIPPERARY
- St. Kieran’s Church
- 8pm, €15 / €12
- 0505 42123
- Promoted by Cloughjordan Community Development Committee
SUNDAY 18 SEP, CLIFDEN, CO. GALWAY
- Station House Hotel
- 10pm, €12/10
- 095 21699
- Promoted by Clifden Arts Society
TUESDAY 20 SEP, DUBLIN 2
- The Coach House, Dublin Castle
- 8pm, €15 / €10 / €40 (Family)
- 01 6719429 / http://www.musicnetwork.ie
- Promoted by Music Network
- Book Tickets
WEDNESDAY 21 SEP, BRAY
- Mermaid Arts Centre
- 8pm, €16 /€14 (part of 3 for 33)
- 01 2724030 / http://www.mermaidartscentre.ie
- Promoted by Mermaid arts Centre
THURSDAY 22 SEP, LISTOWEL, KERRY
- St. John’s Theatre and Arts Centre
- 8pm, €15 / €12
- 068 22566
- Promoted by St. John’s Theatre & Arts Centre
FRIDAY 23 SEP, WATERVILLE, CO. KERRY
- Tech Amergin
- 8pm, €15 / €12 / €25 (couples)
- 066 9478956 / http://www.techamergin.com
- Promoted by Tech Amergin
SUNDAY 25 SEP, CLONASLEE, CO. LAOIS
- The Heritage Centre
- 8pm, €14 / €10
- 057 8663355 / http://www.dunamaise.ie
- Promoted by Dunamaise Arts Centre
SUNDAY 25 SEP, MAIN ST, NEWBRIDGE, CO, KILDARE
Save the date 8-11th Sepember 2011
Dingle Tradfest is Ireland’s newest innovative Trad-Fusion Music Festival. The festival will provide a platform for both national and internationally acclaimed performing artists to showcase modern and original talents within the usually more traditional environment that is the Dingle Peninsula.
Included in the programme is a series of night-time and lunchtime concerts as well as a session trail and some outdoor events including a session on the top of Mount Brandon. The evening concerts will be held at the Hillgrove hotel in Dingle town. The goal of the festival is to promote Irish music in a new and unique way and one of the highlights of this will be a Saturday night Trad–disco.
In The Cobblestone, Smithfield, tomorrow night (16th Sep) accordion and banjo player Peter Carberry is launching his new CD Traditional Irish Music from Co Longford.
Doors from 7.30pm, adm free!
Mon 20th Sept – Eoin Dillon is joined by friends in Open Traditional Session where Musicians, Singers and Dancers are welcome to come along and join in. 9p.m. No CC
27 September · 21:00 – 23:30
Harcourt Sessions Harcourt Hotel
Tommy Peoples with Daughter Siobhan Peoples
and Special Guests (to be announced shortly)
Trócaire has teamed up with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann to run Trad for Trócaire, a new national fundraising initiative that will launch for the first time in September 2010.
Musicians and venues around the country will be encouraged to hold a traditional Irish or folk music session during the week of 23rd to 29th September in aid of Trócaire.
Lettermore Trad Fest is a celebration of traditional music, song and dance. We have a great line up for this year and would love to see you all there! The festival will include many pub sessions, master classes on accordion, fiddle, flute/whistle and sean nos dancing, a beginner/intermediate session for the kids involved in the classes and any others that would like to join in and loads of craic! Lettermore Trad Fest will also include a main concert on Saturday the 25th. If you want to check out last years line up look under past events or info. The Schedule of this years event can be found under the photo tab on the top of The “Lettermore Trad Fest Page.
Those of you looking for accommodation,
Alan Kelly – Button Accordion
Steph Geremia – Flute, whistle & vocals
Tola Custy – Fiddle
Donogh Hennessey – Guitar
The Mercantile Live Venue, 28, Dame Street, Dublin.
Friday 24th September at 9pm
Bookings http://www.tickets.ie/ or City Discs, Temple Bar. Tel: (01) 6330066
Alan Kelly returns to the stage with his new 4 piece line-up promoting and touring his new album, “After the Morning”, that has been named as one of the top ten musical highs from 2009 by the Irish Times who described it as a “humdinger of a collection”. Kelly has established himself as one of Ireland’s top musicians touring with artists such as De Dannan, Arty McGlynn and Eddi Reader.
Joining Alan on stage are …
Tola Custy (fiddle) hails from Co. Clare from a family renowned in the world of traditional music. He became widely known with the release of his solo album Setting Free in 1994. He was a founding member of the band Calico (winner of the Irish Music Magazine Best Newcomers Award in 1998) and a member of the Bowhouse Quintet. He tours with many groups including Lúnasa, Gráda and Guidewires.
Steph Geremia (flute/ whistle/ vocals) Though being a long-time Irish resident, Steph hails originally from New York. She is recognized as a vibrant, versatile, young emerging face on the traditional music scene and has been described by Irish Music Magazine as “one of the most promising young flute players around”. She has performed and toured extensively with critically accllaimed artists such as: The Chieftains, Gaelforce Dance, and Líadan.
Donogh Hennessy (guitar) Originally from Dublin, one of the founding members of the super-group Lúnasa, he has also performed and recorded with many of Ireland’s finest exponents including John Spillane, Pauline Scanlon, Gerry O’Connor, Sharon Shannon and Frankie Gavin. His last album with Lúnasa was nominated for Folk album of the year 2004 in the BBC Radio 2 Awards.
17 September · 19:00 – 23:00
Lasairfhíona Ní Chonaola has been praised by Hot Press for her ‘cool, airy voice and effortless style’. Reviewing his début album The Love Token, Seán Laffey praised MacDara’s ‘command of the text of the songs and his ability to give them life within what is essentially a non-traditional format. Poet and novelist Dara Ó Conaola’s extraordinary work includes the bilingual fantasy classic Misiún ar Muir/Sea Mission, Night Ructions (launched at the Hay-on Wye festival, 1992), Mo Chathair Ghríobháin, An Gaiscíoch Beag and Cor in Aghaidh an Chaim, works in which the oral tradition is reworked in startling modern language. Dara Beag is the much-loved ‘people’s poet’ of Inis Meáin, and is the author of Cloch na bhFaoileán.
Doras oscailte 7.00 pm Séo 8.00 pm
Doors open 7.00 pm Show 8.00
Cead isteach/Adm €10
MONDAY 20 SEP, KILWORTH, CO. CORK
- Village Arts Centre
- 8:15 PM, €15 / €12.50
- TEL 025 32227
- Promoted by Village Arts Centre
WEDNESDAY 22 SEP, CLIFDEN, CO. GALWAY
- Station House Theatre
- 10 PM, €12 / €10
- TEL 095 21699
- Promoted by Clifden Arts Society
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Seán óg, Petter Berndalen, Nic Gareiss, Sat 18 Sep – 9:00 pm @ ABSOLUT Fringe Factory at The Grand Social (“Pravda”)
“Four sonic explorers are bracing the edge of folk music in this extraordinary performance. With a reputation as one of Ireland’s most creative traditional musicians, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and his array of curious fiddles find new and wonderful soundscapes to traverse. Saxophonist Seán Óg also sits at a crossroads between free improvisation, avant-garde composition and contemporary jazz, creating notes that range from the delicate to the brash. Petter Berndalen takes all the corners of Swedish fiddle music and grafts them onto his snare drum to create new rhythmic contours. And adding a whole other element to this gathering, Nic Gareiss incorporates footwork vocabulary from a multitude of step dance styles to create beautiful sounds & textures with his feet. Like Sigur Rós bumping into Martin Hayes on a twisty mountain path. This is a standing concert.”
Jackie Daly (accordion), Matt Cranitch (fiddle) and John Faulkner (guitar, bouzouki, vocals) are the line-up for this Music Network national tour, from the 14th to the 23rd of September, “letting loose the Sliabh Luachra genie from the bottle” as the publicity material states. It goes on:
“Though Jackie and Matt are both steeped in the rich musical traditions of the Sliabh Luachra, this collaboration with singer John Faulkner is very much a celebration of the here and now, the “living stream” of Irish music. An acclaimed songwriter and composer, John is a heartfelt performer who has traded lines with the likes of Ewan MacColl, Dolores Keane, Arty McGlynn and John Prine. Button accordion wizard Jackie needs little introduction to trad fans, and his work with legendary groups such as De Danann, Patrick Street, Arcady and Kinvara is testament to his versatility. Former Fleadh Cheoil winner and master fiddler Matt Cranitch is a founder member of the group Sliabh Notes, as well as a highly respected authority on and teacher of Irish traditional music.”
TUESDAY 14 SEP, DUBLIN 2
The Coach House
8 p.m., €15 / €10 (conc)/ €40 (family)
Tel: 01 671 9429
Promoted by Music Network
Conor Byrne presents … “After an absense over the Summer holidays the County Sessions is delighted to announce its return to the Button Factory on the 21st September, where we will start by celebrating the music of County Offaly. This very special event will be hosted by one of Ireland’s most respected folk singers Johnny McEvoy.
On the night we will be joined by one of the country’s finest tin whistle players Seán Ryan. We will also be joined by the Kinsella family who have been at the core of trad music in Offaly for many years now.”
Also performing: Denis Ryan (Fiddle); Pat Buckley (Guitar & Vocals).
Tuesday 21st September at 8pm
Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin
adm €17.50/15 book www.tickets.ie or City Discs, Temple Bar (01) 6330066