They hardly need any introduction: Ireland’s very own and hugely successful three tenors make a welcome return visit to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday February 10 at 8pm. The trio of John Scott, David Martin, and Declan Kelly, with their amazing voices and friendly approach, bring a very warm atmosphere to their concert, singing a wide selection of popular songs and creating their very special rapport with their audience over the course of a hugely entertaining evening of wonderful music. On previous form, demand for tickets will be high, so book now.
Zoe Rahman to bring her special talent to the stage in the Linenhall
Jazz wonderkind pianist Zoe Rahman performs with her brother Idris Rahman at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Monday, February 14, at 8pm as part of a Music Network tour. Since winning Perrier Young Jazz Musician of the Year in 1999, pianist Zoe Rahman has quickly established herself as one of the brightest stars on the contemporary jazz scene. Her second album Melting Pot was nominated in 2006 for the Mercury Music Prize and more recently she achieved an achingly beautiful fusion of jazz, classical, and Bengali music in her highly-acclaimed Where Rivers Meet. Zoe’s willingness to explore musical boundaries is matched by her technical brilliance. Noted for her inventiveness, explosive technique, and the tumbling cascades of notes she often trades with her brother, honey-toned clarinetist Idris Rahman, this mesmerising pianist is accompanied by a top-notch rhythm section featuring American drummer Gene Calderazzo and British bass player Oli Hayhurst.
David Munnelly will bring trad to a new level
One of the hottest bands on the traditional music scene, the David Munnelly Band, performs at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Tuesday, February 22, at 8pm. Established in 2000 by Belmullet-born button accordion wizard David Munnelly, this exciting sextet combines button accordion, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, piano, bodhrán, and flute for a high-spirited instrumental sound coloured with a bit of jazz and ragtime and extraordinary percussive dancing topped with the singing of All-Ireland champion Shauna Mullin.