19 March · 8:30
St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral
19 March · 8:30
“Junctions – New Traditional Music Encounters” is a series of concerts taking place in the Pavilion in Cork City featuring collaborations between some great traditional musicians from around the world.
The first concert takes place on the 7th April and will feature:
- Chris Wood & Andy Cutting
- Michael McGoldrick & Ed Boyd
- Karan Casey & Dónal Lunny
- Buille featuring Niall Vallely, Caoimhín Vallely and Brian Morrissey
- DJ Dolphin Boy
Tickets on sale 1st March from tickets.ie
Other confirmed dates in 2011 are:
“Junctions – New Traditional Music Encounters” is produced by Niall and Caoimhín Vallely, and is part-funded by the Arts Council’s Deis scheme.
The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Wednesday 24th November, 8.30pm, €15/€12
A special double bill of Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (solo fiddle, hardanger) in the first half, followed by Fiona Kelleher (voice) in a new ensemble with Caoimhín Vallely (piano) and Eleanor Healy (double bass, voice). The ‘Two Halves’ concert will feature traditional and contemporary tunes and songs from the heart of the tradition, featuring new compositions and collaborations developed especially for this nationwide tour, opening at The Dock.
Fiona Kelleher is one of the finest exponents of traditional singing to emerge in the last decade. Now living in Baile Bhúirne, she was lead vocalist with Cork band North Cregg for 4 years, before launching into a solo career and releasing her debut album in 2009. She has collaborated with the likes of Mel Mercier, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, John Spillane and Mary Nunan (Daghda Dance). Caoimhín Vallely and Eleanor Healy are vastly experienced musicians whose collective sound worlds draw on traditional and contemporary Irish and international music forms. Caoimhin has emerged in recent years as one of the most interesting and individual pianos players on the scene from his work with Buille and Karan Casey. Eleanor Healy played with folk/pop group The Five Joyful Mysteries before joining Declan Sinnott’s band Small Town Talk.
Buille will be doing a live recording of the BBC TV programme Blas Ceoil in Ballymacnab, Co. Armagh, on the 21st October in “one of our all-time favourite pubs – The Bulls Track (aka O’Toole’s Bar) – where manys a great night was had over the years!” Joining them will be Donal Lunny and Karan Casey.
The 17th William Kennedy International Piping Festival, organised by the Armagh Pipers Club, this November 11-14 includes the following acts across the weekend: Armagh Pipers Club; Barry Kerr & Ryan O’Donnell; Breabach (Scotland); Brendan Ring, Niall Keegan & Gerry McKee; Bruce Campbell; Canntaireachd; Cran; Diarmaid & Donncha Moynihan and Friends; Dr Angus MacDonald (Scotland); Edelmiro Fernández (Galicia); Eoin Ó Riabhaigh & Conal Ó Gráda; Georgi Makris (Greece); Goat System (France); Griff Trio (Belgium); Ioscaid; Ivan Goff; John McSherry Band; Jonathan Greenlees; Julie Fowlis & Eamon Doorley (Scotland/Ireland); Kevin & Ellen Mitchell (Ireland/Scotland); Lorcán Mac Mathúna and Friends; Michael O’Connell; Mikie Smyth; Millish (USA); Niall Vallely; Réalta; Roncos do Diabo (Portugal); St. Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band; Stjepan Večković (Croatia); Tommy Keane & Jacqueline McCarthy; Zephyrus (England).
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Buille – on a high of anticipation about Armagh’s (since realised) chances of All Ireland victory the next day – polished off Saturday night Music Under the Mountain at the Ardenode with their thrilling, precise, intense & always catchy layering of traditional music (most of which were composed by one Vallely or another, it seemed) with bluesy, jazzy and even pop-like licks.