Heidi Talbot, Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, John McCusker, Paul Meehan (Ireland/Scotland/Northern Ireland)

Heidi Talbot, Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, John McCusker, Paul Meehan (Ireland/Scotland/Northern Ireland)

Vocalists Heidi Talbot and Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, aided and abetted by award winning multi-instrumentalist John McCusker and guitarist Paul Meehan, bring the season to a suitably high-spirited close

Tour Dates

Tues 8 May, 8pm The Sugar Club, Dublin 2
Wed 9 May, 8pm St. John's Theatre & Arts Centre, Listowel
Thurs 10 May, 8pm Triskel Christchurch, Cork
Fri 11 May, 8.30pm The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely
Sat 12 May, 9pm Fiddle Fair Marquee, Baltimore
Tues 15 May, 8pm Station House Theatre, Clifden
Wed 16 May, 8pm Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo
Thurs 17 May, 8pm Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
Fri 18 May, 8pm Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny
Sat 19 May, 8pm Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
Sun 20 May, 8pm National Opera House (Jerome Hynes Theatre), Wexford

Rejoice in the energetic polkas and slides of West Kerry and waltzes, marches and reels from Scotland, as four folk musicians at the top of their game come together for the very first time. Chanteuse Heidi Talbot has garnered rave reviews for her live performances, both with Cherish the Ladies and as featured soloist with Idlewild, King Creosote and Eddi Reader among others, and the pairing of her expressive vocals with the extraordinary voice of trad maestro Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich is a match made in heaven.
Winner of BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year, John McCusker goes where other trad musicians fear to tread, sharing a stage with the likes of Paul Weller, Roseanne Cash, Paolo Nutini, Teenage Fanclub and Eddi Reader in addition to being a member of Mark Knopfler’s band since 2008. Completing this stellar line-up is Manchester-born guitarist Paul Meehan, who has toured with such high profile bands as Lúnasa, Na Dorsa, North Cregg and Buille.



Heidi Talbot, voice, ukulele

Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, voice, accordion

John McCusker, violin, whistles

Paul Meehan, guitar

Tues 8 May The Sugar Club, Dublin 2 8pm , €20 / €15 (OAPs/unwaged) / €10 (students) (Booking Fees Apply) (01) 475 0224 Music Network
Wed 9 May St. John's Theatre & Arts Centre, Listowel 8pm , €15 / €12 (068) 22566
Thurs 10 May Triskel Christchurch, Cork 8pm , €18 / €16 (021) 427 2022
Fri 11 May The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely 8.30pm , €16 / €14 (0402) 38529
Sat 12 May Fiddle Fair Marquee, Baltimore 9pm , €35 / €30 / €25 (Double Bill) Baltimore Fiddle Fair
Tues 15 May Station House Theatre, Clifden 8pm , €15 (on the door) (095) 21699 (info only) Clifden Arts Festival
Wed 16 May Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo 8pm , €18 / €16 / €9 (u 18s) (071) 916 1518
Thurs 17 May Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge 8pm , €15 / €12 (045) 448327
Fri 18 May Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny 8pm , €15 / €12 (074) 912 0777 (An Grianán)
Sat 19 May Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire 8pm , €20 / €16 / €12 (01) 231 2929
Sun 20 May National Opera House (Jerome Hynes Theatre), Wexford 8pm , €16 / €14 (053) 912 2144

Heidi Talbot - Start It All Over Again (Mahogany Sessions)

John McCusker - Wee Michael's March with Michael McGoldrick & John Doyle

Paul Meehan - The Spike Island Lassies Reel with John McSherry & Dónal O'Connor

"Simply vocal heaven"

- The Sunday Times [on Talbot]

"Ó Beaglaoich's voice shimmers"

- The Irish Times

"One of the UK's most gifted and versatile musicians"

- The Guardian [on McCusker]


- Folk World [on Meehan]