THE GREAT Máirtín O'Connor has been announced as among the special guests to join We Banjo 3 for the upcoming A Night for Rosabel concert which takes place in St Nicholas' Collegiate Church, next week.
Máirtín O'Connor is one of the most outstanding and creative forces in Irish trad. He came to wide attention via the band Midnight Well and his acclaimed 1978 solo album, The Connachtman’s Rambles (1978 ). Since then he has performed both solo and with The Boys of the Lough, Reel Union, De Dannan, Skylark. For the last decade has has worked with Cathal Hayden, Seamie O'Dowd, and Jimmy Higgins, recording two albums - Crossroads and Going Places.
The remaining special guests are leading accordionist and trad musician Sharon Shannon; the singers Eleanor Shanley and Michelle Lally, Trad on the Prom, and Galway folk singer-songwriter Don Stiffe.
Rosabels Rooms is a national initiative to provide comfort and support to families experiencing child loss in Ireland. The project was founded by Suzanne McClean and Gary Monroe, who tragically and suddenly lost their daughter Rosabel last April, aged 16 months. Ireland’s first Rosabel's Room is currently underway at University Hospital Galway.
The concert takes place on Thursday April 12 at 7pm. This is a ticketed event with limited seating and suggested donation of €20 to Rosabel’s Rooms. Booking is essential via www.ticketweb.ie