Ross Ainslie, Dónal O’ Connor, Jack Talty & Jim MurrayA quartet of Scottish and Irish artists who have made a massive contribution to music, in both local and international arenas.
Over the past ten years, Ross Ainslie, Dónal O'Connor, Jack Talty and Jim Murray have been at the forefront of highly creative Scottish and Irish music-making – as players, composers, arrangers, accompanists, producers and record label owners. Their individual talents as working musicians have seen them initiate hundreds of thoughtful and innovative projects, their virtuosity and profound understanding of the music underpinning any daring off-piste exploration they might undertake. Add to that a sharp intelligence and gentle curiosity about where this music sits in the world, how it relates to the world outside, and you have a quartet of artists who have made a massive contribution to music, in both local and international arenas. Thrilling, soulful, sincere and highly communicative, the creative output of this brand new collaboration will be a music of people and place, of confluence, and of us.
Ross Ainslie, pipes/whistles
Dónal O’ Connor, fiddle
Jack Talty, concertina
Jim Murray, guitar
Tickets and information on dates and venues for this tour will be released in August 2019.
Donal O’Connor performing one of his own compositions with Ulaid, TG4
Jack Talty performing a solo set at Tunes in the Church Series
Ross Ainslie performing on whistle and pipes with Ali Hutton, BBC Radio Scotland.
Jim Murray performing one of his own compositions with Sharon Shannon, The Tower Theatre:
"so rich, so full of life... an uplifting experience "- Folk Radio [on Ainslie’s CD Sanctuary]
"Electrifying."- The Irish Times [on O'Connor]
"Dynamic, decorative and elegantly expressive."- Songlines [on Talty]
"A lyrical, deliciously engaged guitar powerhouse "- Irish Music Magazine [on Murray]