Triona Marshall, Tim Edey and David Power with Rithim OrchestraTriona Marshall - harp | Tim Edey - guitar, accordion | David Power - uilleann pipes | Rithim Orchestra - from Music Generation Wicklow
|Fri 8 Feb, 8pm||Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray|
A once-off meeting of some of Ireland's most exciting traditional musicians: both well-established and up-and-coming
A once-off meeting of established and up-and-coming virtuosos. Hear some stunning guitar and harp playing from two leading lights of the traditional music world; music from musical stars of the future; and an exciting coming together of all the musicians.
“Evocative and agile…” [The Irish Times] harpist Triona Marshall has been playing the harp with The Chieftains for over a decade. Her music has been hailed by critics as both sensitive and revelatory. Drawing from the centuries-old harp tradition, her performances are renowned for their depth, virtuosity and flair.
Tim Edey (BBC Radio Two's Musician of the year 2012, BBC R2 FOLK AWARDS) multi-instrumentalist and singer, has toured the world and recorded with most of the major names in Celtic/Contemporary roots music including; The Chieftains, Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Altan, Capercaillie, Seamus Begley, Shaun Davey, Lunasa, Mary Black, Frankie Gavin to name but a few… “Stunning” [Aled Jones BBC R2].
David Power makes music on the Irish Uilleann Pipes, travels the world as a solo musician, in duos with fiddlers, Martin Hayes & Willie Kelly, harpist Triona Marshall and in collaborations with many other artists, including Edges of Light, Masters of Tradition, Pipers Union, the baroque ensemble Camerata Kilkenny, ConTempo Quartet and pipe-organist Malcolm Proud.
The Rithim Orchestra are an extraordinary Bray-based traditional ensemble of 25 talented young musicians running under the Music Generation Wicklow umbrella with tutors Gerry O’Donnell, Tim Doyle and Rachel Duffy. The group comprises harps, flutes, fiddles, uilleann pipes, concertina, bodhrán, banjo, guitar.
“Concerts at Mermaid” is a series of six concerts curated by Musician in Residence Eamon Sweeney as part of the Music Network Artist Residency in partnership with the Mermaid Arts Centre and Wicklow County Council. Initiated by Music Network in 2015, the first Music Network Artist Residency programme was developed in partnership with Triskel Christchurch and supported by Cork City Council and was curated by pianist Phil Ware. In 2017 the programme was developed in collaboration with Wexford County Council Arts Office and the National Opera House, Wexford and was curated by guitarist Redmond O’Toole.
|Fri 8 Feb||Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray||8pm , €16 / €14||01-2724030||Music Network|