Ciarán Ó Maonaigh & Caitlin NicGhabhann in Concert
Wednesday 20th May / 8pm / €15/€12/ Bealtaine Ticket Price for the Over 50’s €10
Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh join forces, creating what has been called one of traditional music’s “most impressive acts”.
The pair’s spirited music and dance is rooted in the tradition; brimming with soul and life. Through fiddle, concertina and dance, Caitlín and Ciarán breathe fire into musical pieces, combining their arts with chemistry and energy. Their music is a joyful unleashing of talents learnt at the hearths of their parents, family and friends. Ciarán’s fiddle is complimented by Caitlín’s concertina and dance, her footsteps expertly tapping out the rhythms and elevating the duo’s musical excellence.
Caitlín is a three time All-Ireland champion on concertina and a regular performer at festivals and in concert halls around the world. An accomplished dancer, she has toured the world with Riverdance and performed in the Royal Albert Hall London as a guest of President Michael D. Higgins, when he visited there last year. She teaches at summer and winter schools in Ireland, Europe and USA and has performed with the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet, for Presidents and Royalty. Her debut solo CD release was voted the 2012 ‘CD of the Year’ award by tradconnect.com as well as being labelled the ‘top Irish traditional album of 2012′ by The Wall Street Journal.
A former recipient of TG4 Young Musician of the Year, fiddle player Ciarán Ó Maonaigh hails from the Gaoth Dobhair gaeltacht in Co. Donegal. Growing up, he was heavily influenced by his extended family; his grandfather and teacher Francie Mooney, Altan members Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Frankie Kennedy, Derry fiddle player Dermot McLaughlin as well as the Donegal fiddle legend John Doherty amongst others.
Ciarán first album Ceol a’Ghleanna was released in 2004. A member of the band Fidi, his music has been used in films and on television and radio. He has also worked as a production co-ordinator, researcher and presenter on numerous television series’ for TG4 and RTÉ television and radio such as Sé Mo Laoch, Cérbh É, Cérbh Í, The Raw Bar, Geantraí, The Full Set and Ceolta Chiaráin.
A rare opportunity to see King House come alive with traditional music, this event is supported by Age & Opportunity.
SALON SESSIONS 2015 / SUPPORTED BY THE ARTS COUNCIL & ROSCOMMON COUNTY COUNCIL
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