Éamonn Cagney

Éamonn Cagney

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Musician-in-Residence 2019

Tour Dates

Sun 10 Nov, 3pm dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire Book Tickets
Thurs 5 Dec, 7pm dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire Book Tickets


Percussionist and composer Éamonn Cagney will use his residency to create new musical pieces inspired by one of his favourite folktales: “Young Conall of Howth”, also known as “Eachtra Chonaill Ghulbain”. There have been over sixty versions of this heroic and humorous tale collected in Irish folk tradition, which was composed in the late medieval period as an epic to outdo all epics.

Éamonn and his drums will be joined by long-time collaborator, guitarist Niwel Tsumbu, and keyboard wizard Darragh O’Kelly, with sound provided by Eoin Murphy. Éamonn will lead the creation of a rhythm-based set of music, inspired by musically powerful parts of the story, which will be performed during two concerts in the dlr LexIcon Studio on Sunday 10th November and Thursday 5th December. Expect exciting drumming and rhythm, ethereal effects, spoken word and storytelling, virtuosic keyboard, guitar and djembe, humorous exploration and a heroic Irish tale with a difference.

‘Young Conall of Howth’
Éamonn Cagney percussion, hand drums, narration
Niwel Tsumbu guitar, vocals, percussion
Darragh O'Kelly keyboards, synthesiser
Eoin Murphy sound, lights, effects

The Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Musician-in-Residence scheme is jointly funded by the Arts Council, and managed by Music Network. 

Sun 10 Nov dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire 3pm , FREE 01-4750224 dlr Arts Office
Thurs 5 Dec dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire 7pm , FREE 01-4750224 dlr Arts Office