Friday 28th January @ the Button Factory.
Dessie O’Halloran, Cunningham Sean Nós Dancers, Mary Bergin & Paul de Grae
The Button Factory
Tickets online: €24.99 (booking fee included)
Box Office in Temple Bar Hotel: €22.49 (no admission fee)
They will be joined by the hugely popular and talented Cunningham Family Sean Nós Dancers from Connemara. ‘Outstanding’, ‘really entertaining’ and ‘everyone should see this show’, were just three of the comments following a recent sell out Cunningham performance at The Town Hall Theatre in Galway.
Legendary balladeer Dessie O’Halloran, who sings with the Cunningham Family in their show Fuaim Chonamara joins them on stage in the Button Factory. “When he sings in the pub and even when it’s just him, everybody takes notice,” Sharon Shannon told the Irish Times. “Desmond’s voice is rugged and totally unaffected.”
Mary Bergin is an Irishfolk musician who is widely acknowledged as one of the great masters of the tin whistle. She plays in both the Irish traditional and Baroque styles. Mary will be on stage together with Paul de Grae, a Dublin-born guitarist (and occasional singer), living in Kerry for many years. He has a particular interest in the music of Sliabh Luachra, plays regularly at sessions, concerts and festivals throughout Ireland (particularly in Kerry, Cork and Clare) and teaches guitar workshops in Ireland and the USA.