Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill, Máirtín O’Connor and Séamie O’DowdTwo of Ireland's finest traditional musicians - button accordionist Máirtín O'Connor and guitarist Séamie O'Dowd - accompany the living songbook and national treasure that is vocalist Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill
|Tues 11 Sept, 8pm||National Opera House, Wexford|
|Wed 12 Sept, 8pm||Whelan's, Dublin 2|
|Thurs 13 Sept, 8pm||Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar|
|Fri 14 Sept, 8pm||Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny|
|Sun 16 Sept, 10pm||Station House Theatre, Clifden|
|Tues 18 Sept, 8pm||glór, Ennis|
|Wed 19 Sept, 8pm||St. John's Theatre & Arts Centre, Listowel|
|Thurs 20 Sept, 8pm||Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire|
|Sat 22 Sept, 8pm||Roscommon Arts Centre|
|Sun 23 Sept, 7pm||St. Peter's Church of Ireland, Portlaoise|
For this very special tour, the swashbuckling musical spirit that has seen Máirtín O'Connor and Séamie O’Dowd dazzle audiences in the past provides an anchor to the shimmering vocals of Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill — with the promise of free-flowing instrumental duos to boot.
Maighread Ní Dhomnaill, winner of TG4’s “Traditional Singer of the Year” award, formed the band Skara Brae before touring the world with Donal Lunny’s Coolfin. She sings and tours most often with her sister Tríona and their recent concert performances with Martin Hayes, Denis Cahill and David Power have met with widespread critical acclaim.
Máirtín O'Connor’s dexterity and versatility on the accordion have seen him perform with a veritable who’s who of trad legends including Midnight Well, The Boys of the Lough, De Dannan, Skylark and the Riverdance orchestra.
One of Ireland’s foremost trad musicians, Séamie O’Dowd is a renowned multi-instrumentalist most associated with his performances as a member of trad powerhouse Dervish. He has also collaborated with such musicians as Christy Moore, Cathal Hayden, Jimmy Higgins, Tommy Emmanuel, and Liam O’Flynn.
Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill, voice
Máirtín O’ Connor, accordion
Séamie O’ Dowd, guitar, fiddle, voice
|Tues 11 Sept||National Opera House, Wexford||8pm , €16 / €14||053 9122144|
|Wed 12 Sept||Whelan's, Dublin 2||8pm , €20 / €15 / €10||01 4750224||Music Network|
|Thurs 13 Sept||Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar||8pm , €17 / €14||094 9023733|
|Fri 14 Sept||Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny||8pm , €15 / €12||074 9120777|
|Sun 16 Sept||Station House Theatre, Clifden||10pm , €15 / €10||095 21699||Clifden Arts Festival|
|Tues 18 Sept||glór, Ennis||8pm , €16 / €14||065 6843103|
|Wed 19 Sept||St. John's Theatre & Arts Centre, Listowel||8pm , €15 / €12||068 22566|
|Thurs 20 Sept||Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire||8pm , €20 / €18||01 2312929|
|Sat 22 Sept||Roscommon Arts Centre||8pm , €16 / €14||090 6625824|
|Sun 23 Sept||St. Peter's Church of Ireland, Portlaoise||7pm , €15 / €12||057 8663355||Laois County Council Arts Office|
Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill's extraordinary rendition of "Róisín Dubh"
The Máirtín O'Connor Band plays "The Road West"
Séamie O'Dowd sings "Crooked Jack"
"Dark and deep, sonorous and controlled"- The Irish Times [on Ní Dhomhnaill]
"One of the most versatile Irish button accordion players"- Folkworld [on O’Connor]
"Musical legend"- The Independent [on O’ Dowd]