Music Network Presents Máirtín O’Connor, Zoë Conway and Donal Lunny on Tour from 7 – 14 May

04 April 2013

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
4/4/13
MUSIC NETWORK PRESENTS BUTTON ACCORDION MASTER MÁIRT?N O’CONNOR, FIDDLE PLAYER ZOË CONWAY AND GUITAR AND BOUZOUKI PLAYER DONAL LUNNY ON TOUR: 7 – 14 MAY 2013
“Máirtín O’Connor is a squeeze box player in the very top echelon.” Irish Music Magazine
“Virtuoso – one of Ireland’s most gifted young musicians.” The Irish Independent on Zoe Conway
“Donal Lunny… a man who has been at the coal face of Irish music for the past five decades.” Hot Press
Music Network presents a dream tour that brings together the dazzling talents of three of the country’s finest traditional musicians; button accordion master Máirtín O’Connor, fiddle player Zoë Conway and guitar and bouzouki player Donal Lunny from 7 – 14 May. Don't miss this illustrious trio in what promises to be an atmospheric and unforgettable tour, drawing on an eclectic mix of the old and new where traditional tunes and songs meet each of their diverse influences and unique compositional voices. 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.
The consummate button box player, Máirtín O’Connor was one of the driving forces behind the Riverdance phenomenon. Add to that his work with bands such as 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’s easy to see why O’Connor is regarded in the folk firmament 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.
Guitar and bouzouki player Donal 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.
On Tour: Tuesday 7 May DUBLIN (Whelan’s, 8:30pm), Wednesday 8 May LISTOWEL (St. John's Theatre & Arts Centre, 8pm), Thursday 9 May BAILE MHÚIRNE (Ionad Cultúrtha, 8:30pm), Friday 10 May MULLINGAR (Mullingar Arts Centre, 8pm), Saturday 11 May LETTERKENNY (Regional Cultural Centre, 8pm), Sunday 12 May SLIGO (Hawk’s Well Theatre, 8pm), Monday 13 May CASTLEBAR (Linenhall Arts Centre, 8pm)  Tuesday 14 May BOYLE (King House, 8pm)
For Listings Editors
Music Network presents
Máirtín O’Connor, button accordion
Zoë Conway, fiddle, voice
Donal Lunny, guitar and bouzouki
Traditional Irish Music Tour
On Tour 7-14 May 2013
Tuesday 7th May, Dublin
Whelan’s, 8:30 pm
Tickets €15 / €10 
Booking Tel. No. 01 6719429 or online at www.musicnetwork.ie
Wednesday 8th May, Listowel
St. John’s Theatre & Arts Centre, 8 pm
Tickets €15 / €12
Booking Tel. No. 068 22566
Promoted by St. John’s Theatre & Arts Centre 
Thursday 9th May, Baile Mhúirne 
Ionad Cultúrtha, 8:30 pm
Tickets €20 / €15
Booking Tel. No. 026 45733
Promoted by Ionad Cultúrtha
Friday 10th May, Mullingar
Mullingar Arts Centre, 8 pm
Tickets €15 / €12
Booking Tel. No. 044 9347777 or www.mullingarartscentre.ie
Promoted by Mullingar Arts Centre
Saturday 11th May, Letterkenny 
Regional Cultural Centre, 8pm
Tickets €12 / €10
Booking Tel. No. 074 9120777 (An Grianán)
Promoted by Regional Cultural Centre
Sunday 12th May, Sligo
Hawk's Well Theatre, 8pm
Tickets €15
Booking Tel. No. 071 9161518 or www.hawkswell.com
Promoted by Hawk's Well Theatre
Monday 13th May, Castlebar
Linenhall Arts Centre, 8 pm
Tickets €16 / €14
Booking Tel. No. 094 9023733 or www.linenhall.com
Promoted by Linenhall Arts Centre
Tuesday 14th May, Boyle
King House, 8pm
Tickets €15
Booking Tel. No. 090 6625824 or www.roscommonartscentre.ie
Promoted by Roscommon Arts Office 
/ENDS
For media queries and photographs, please contact: Louise Walsh, PR & Marketing Manager, Music Network: (01) 671 9429 or pr@musicnetwork.ie
Louise Walsh
PR & Marketing Manager
Music Network
The Coach House, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
01 6719429  www.musicnetwork.ie

“Máirtín O’Connor is a squeeze box player in the very top echelon.” Irish Music Magazine

“Virtuoso – one of Ireland’s most gifted young musicians.” The Irish Independent on Zoe Conway

“Donal Lunny… a man who has been at the coal face of Irish music for the past five decades.” Hot Press

Music Network presents a dream tour that brings together the dazzling talents of three of the country’s finest traditional musicians; button accordion master Máirtín O’Connor, fiddle player Zoë Conway and guitar and bouzouki player Donal Lunny from 7 – 14 May. Don't miss this illustrious trio in what promises to be an atmospheric and unforgettable tour, drawing on an eclectic mix of the old and new where traditional tunes and songs meet each of their diverse influences and unique compositional voices. 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.

The consummate button box player, Máirtín O’Connor was one of the driving forces behind the Riverdance phenomenon. Add to that his work with bands such as 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’s easy to see why O’Connor is regarded in the folk firmament 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.

Guitar and bouzouki player Donal 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.

Tour details here.