A spring concert at Áras an Mhuilinn

There’s a big treat in store for all lovers of traditional music this spring! A concert featuring multi-talented Carmel Gunning and friends will take place on Friday February 8 in Áras an Mhuilinn, located at the bottom of Mount Street.

Virtuoso tin whistle player Carmel Gunning hails from Co Sligo. She is an all-Ireland Scór champion and all-Ireland Comhaltas champion. A teacher of music and singing, she is also a multi instrumentalist.

This concert will be Carmel’s first appearance at Áras an Mhuilinn where she will play tin whistle, flute, and guitar as well as sing.

Carmel will be accompanied by John Regan on accordion, Séamus O’Kane on bodhrán, and Joesph O’Grady on fiddle. The concert will also include sean nós dancing.

John Regan, is one of the better-known button-accordionists in Ireland, playing for the past 30 years.

Seamus O’Kane, from Dungiven, Co Derry plays and makes bodhráns.

As a maker he has helped to refine the old bodhran into what is now the modern drum by introducing a variety of skin tensioning systems. As a player he travels widely and often throughout Ireland. As a retired teacher he now gives bodhrán workshops at a variety of festivals.

Sligo native Joe Grady started learning tin whistle then developed a big interest in flute playing, as there was a huge rich tradition of flute playing in his local area.

Come and enjoy a great variety of entertainment from these talented and passionate musicians. Concerts starts at 8.30pm, and tickets are available at the door for €10.

For more information call (044 ) 9330644 or email [email protected].

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