10 April · 8pm
15 April · 8.30pm
Traditional music updates
10 April · 8pm
15 April · 8.30pm
For starters they’ve got Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (solo fiddle, hardanger) in the first half, followed by a new salad of an ensemble of Fiona Kelleher (voice) with Caoimhín Vallely (piano) and Eleanor Healy (double bass, voice).
Wednesday 9th March, 8pm
Tickets 20euro/18euro concession
To Book call 083 3631468
Early Dinner at 6pm and concert 60euro
Book on 021 4652531 (essential)
Then, once you’ve had plenty of time to digest that, you can come back a few weeks later for the main course and desserts of the SPRING MUSIC WEEK:
Rory, Elly O’Keeffe & Nigel Grufferty
Tuesday 22nd March
Rory, Pauline Scanlon, Eílís Kennedy & Donagh Hennessy
Wednesday 23rd March
Martin Hayes, Pauline, Eílís & Donagh
Thursday 24th March
Friday 25th March
West of The Pecos with East of The Pecos
The Grain Store
Saturday 26th March
‘Session in POC AR BUILE’
Rory and Friends gather for a local pub shindig!
Sunday 27th March
To book Accommodation, Dinner or Saturday Early Dinner & Concert please call 021 4652531
To book Saturday concert tickets only or for any enquiries please call 083 3631468 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The new album from Christy Leahy and Caoimhín Vallely, featuring music from Sliabh Luachra alongside pieces from further afield played on accordion and piano, is now avaiable on Claddagh Records.
Christy Leahy grew up in Carraig na bhFear Co.Cork in a musical household. He was taught by Bobby Gardiner and Noreen Kelleher before crafting his own distinctive style of accordion playing through years of playing for dances and in sessions. He also performs with the group North Cregg with whom he has recorded four albums and toured internationally.
Caoimhín Vallely hails from Armagh city and now resides in Cork. As a piano and fiddle player he has recorded and toured with Buille, Karan Casey, North Cregg and many others. His critically acclaimed solo album, “Strayaway”, showcases his unique approach to piano playing marking him a truly individual voice in Irish music today.
1. Buain na Rainich & The Kerry Bar (Polkas)
2. Spellan The Fiddler & Back In The Garden (Hornpipe & Reel)
3. Johnny O’Leary’s Jig
4. The Crow In The Sun (Air)
5. Paddy Cronin’s & Going For Water (Slides)
6. James Morisson’s & The Bluebell Polka
7. Jenny On The Railroad (Reel)
8. Thadelo’s Barndances
9. A Hymn To St. Finbarr (Song)
10. Kerry Cow & Rakes of Mallow & Britches Full Of Stitches (Polkas)
11. Trip To The Cottage & The Cook In The Kitchen (Jigs)
12. The Boys of Ballycastle & Dunphy’s & Miss Galvin’s (Hornpipes)
13. La Bourrasque (Waltz)
Some (poor quality) footage of the launch at the Cornerstone in Cork earlier in the month: