Music Network Presents Iarla Ó Lionáird, Cleek Schrey and Ivan Goff
07 February 2013
“The finest sean nós singer to be found anywhere in these islands today.” Hot Press
Music Network presents sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, considered by The Guardian to be, ‘one of the most dramatic voices in contemporary music’, with U.S. fiddle player Cleek Schrey and piper Ivan Goff on tour from 19 -27 March. The mercurial Ó Lionáird is one of Ireland’s foremost sean-nós singers and a genre-crossing singer-songwriter who has also fronted Afro Celt Sound System and Crash Ensemble. He joins pioneering fiddle player Cleek Schrey and All-Ireland champion piper Ivan Goff, in what promises to be an atmospheric and unforgettable tour. Music Network tours provide a wonderful opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost musicians at affordable prices in venues around Ireland, and are presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm. Music Network is funded by the Arts Council. Further information from (01) 671 9429 or www.musicnetwork.ie.
Whether floating over ancient rhythms or pulsing electronica, there’s no mistaking the sublime, utterly compelling vocal talents of Iarla Ó Lionáird. One of the most ambitious recording artists in Ireland today, Ó Lionáird has performed with groups as diverse as The Gloaming, Afro Celt Sound System, Gavin Bryars, Peter Gabriel and Crash Ensemble, while reimagining sean-nós crooning in his solo albums, most recently in his critically-acclaimed release Foxlight.
For this tour, Ó Lionáird is accompanied by Cleek Schrey’s unique style of fiddle playing, which fuses Irish stylings with the old-time music of Virginia. Sharing Ó Lionáird’s pioneering spirit, Schrey has collaborated in recent years with old time fiddler Stephanie Coleman, percussive dance phenomenon Nic Gareiss, and the viol consort Sonnambula. Completing the line-up is All-Ireland champion piper and fellow New York resident Ivan Goff, who has performed in many theatrical productions as well as playing with Riverdance, Whirligig, Cathie Ryan and Lúnasa.
Tuesday 19 March DUBLIN (Grand Social, 8pm), Wednesday 20 March NEWBRIDGE (Riverbank Arts Centre, 8pm), Thursday 21 March CARRICK ON SHANNON (The Dock, 8:30pm), Friday 22nd March CORK (Triskel Christchurch, 8pm), Saturday 23 March BRAY (Mermaid Arts Centre, 8pm), Monday 25 March CASTLEBAR (Linenhall Arts Centre, 8pm), Tuesday 26th March CLIFDEN (Station House Theatre, 8pm), Wednesday 27 March TRALEE (Siamsa Tíre, Town park, 8pm).
Full tour details here.