Closing out this year’s St. Patrick’s Festival we have our second specially commissioned gig with traditional musicians from across Ireland and the UK. Featuring some of the best-loved traditional musicians it is the perfect way to close St. Patrick’s Day and celebrate our musical tradition and heritage. Join the duo’s as they duet into the night.
Tommy Fitzharris & Guest
From Stradbally, Co. Laois, Tommy has toured Europe, the United States and Asia extensively with the band Ciorras. He has been a tutor on the BA in Irish Music and Dance and on the MA in Traditional Irish Music Performance in the University of Limerick since 2009. Tonight he will be joined by a very special guest.
Leonard Barry and Declan Folan (Pipes and Fiddle)
Leonard hails from North Kerry, and is one of Ireland’s finest uilleann pipers while Declan on the fiddle began life in Sligo. Between them they have shared the stage and recorded with many music greats including Kevin Burke, Dervish, John Spillane,Luka Bloom and Lisa O’Neill.
Muireann MacAomhlaigh & Gerry O Byrne (Flute, Vocals and Guitar)
Muireann is celebrated as a solo artist and as the lead singer and flute player in Irish traditional supergroup Danú, while Gerry has toured the world as a solo artist and with groups such as the Sharon Shanon Band and the Waterboys. Muireann and Gerry will be performing live from Kerry.
Michael Mc Goldrick and Dezi Donnelly (Flute and Fiddle)
Manchester born fiddle player Dezi is a founding member of the legendary Celtic Rock Band ‘Toss the Feathers’ and has collaborated with the likes of Sharon Shannon.Fellow mancunian Michael Mc Goldrick has been a BBC instrumentalist of the Year and has toured the world with Mark Knofler and Bob Dylan. Tonight’s performance will be from their home town of Manchester.