Alan Kelly Quartet @ The Mercantile

Conor Byrne Presents The Alan Kelly Quartet

Featuring
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

Tickets: €15/€12
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.

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