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.