***Unfortunately due to unforeseen, unavoidable circumstances Tim Edey will be unable to perform at this event. We are delighted to welcome Martin Tourish to our stage to take his place.***
A once-off meeting of established and up-and-coming virtuosos. Hear some stunning guitar and harp playing from two leading lights of the traditional music world; music from musical stars of the future; and an exciting coming together of all the musicians.
Tríona has been playing the harp with The Chieftains for over a decade. Her music has been hailed by critics as both sensitive and revelatory. Drawing from the centuries-old harp tradition, her performances are renowned for their depth, virtuosity and flair.
Evocative and agile… – The Irish Times
Tim Edey (BBC Radio Two's Musician of the year 2012 (BBC R2 FOLK AWARDS) multi-instrumentalist and singer, has toured the world and recorded with most of the major names in Celtic/Contemporary roots music including; The Chieftains, Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Altan, Capercaillie, Seamus Begley, Shaun Davey, Lunasa, Mary Black, Frankie Gavin to name but a few..
Stunning – Aled Jones BBC R2
David Power makes music on the Irish Uilleann Pipes, travels the world as a solo musician, in duos with fiddlers, Martin Hayes & Willie Kelly, harpist Triona Marshall and in collaborations with many other artists, including Edges of Light, Masters of Tradition, Pipers Union, the baroque ensemble Camerata Kilkenny, ConTempo Quartet and pipe-organist Malcolm Proud.
"there’s the sublime piping of David Power who saddles up alongside harpist Tríona Marshall for what promises to be a divinely curated set, such is the pair’s individual and collective reputation for attentive musicianship." Irish Times
The Rithim Orchestra are an extraordinary Bray-based traditional ensemble of 25 talented young musicians running under the Music Generation Wicklow umbrella with tutors Gerry O’Donnell, Tim Doyle and Rachel Duffy. The groups comprises harps, flutes, fiddles, uilleann pipes, concertina, bodhrán, banjo, guitar.
This concert is curated by Eamon Sweeney, Music Network Artist in Residence 2018/9 an initiative of Music Network in partnership with Wicklow County Council Arts Office and Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre.
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