Magical night of trad coming up

Three of the country’s finest musicians, Máirtín Ó Connor, Zoë Conway, and Dónal Lunny, join forces for a dream Music Network concert of traditional music at its very best at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Monday, May 13 at 8pm.

Consummate button box player Máirtín Ó Connor was one of the driving forces behind the Riverdance phenomenon. Add to that his work with the bands De Dannan, Midnight Well and Skylark, his reputation as a composer and solo artist, and recording sessions with Rod Stewart, Elvis Costello, and Mark Knopfler, and it is easy to see why he is regarded as something of a national treasure. Fiddle player Zoë Conway is an awesome talent equally at home playing and singing Latin jazz with Rodrigo y Gabriella, as a guest soloist with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, performing with Lou Reed and Nick Cave, or touring the world with Riverdance. However traditional Irish music remains close to her heart, witnessed in her highly-acclaimed solo albums. And rounding off the triumvirate, guitar and bouzouki player Dónal Lunny needs no introduction, having made his name as a member of the hugely influential groups Planxty, The Bothy Band, Altan and Moving Hearts. A gifted composer, arranger, and producer, Lunny has also worked with rock and pop musicians such as Van Morrison, Rod Stewart, Elvis Costello, and Kate Bush. A great evening of music in prospect.

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