Round up: Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Siobhan Miller, Damien Mullane & Anna Massie

29 January 2019

Programme Notes

For each of our tours, we commission influential writers to add flavour to our programmes. Musician and broadcaster Ellen Cranitch wrote the notes for Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Siobhan Miller, Damien Mullane and Anna Massie - read them here.



You can portal back to any period of human cultural history or music event — where, when, and why?

The Lisdoonvarna festival in the late 1970s/early ‘80s sounded pretty nuts. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall at that.

Read the full article here.

The Irish Examiner, Thursday 24th January


Evening Echo (Cork), Tuesday 22nd January


Gorey Guardian, Tuesday 22nd January


Leitrim Observer, Wednesday 16th January


Powering up the powerhouse sessions: This week’s traditional music highlights
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and Siobhán Miller, Seán Keane, Nuadán and Matt Cranitch

Wednesday 16th
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Siobhán Miller, Damian Mullane and Anna Massey

The Sugar Club, Leeson St, Dublin 8pm €21.79/€11.24
Also Thurs, The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim; Fri, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co Louth

Mighty west Kerry singer Nic Amhlaoibh saddles up along with Scottish singer Miller, both of them winners of 2018 folk awards in Ireland and Scotland. They are joined for this Music Network tour by powerhouse accordion player Mullane and guitarist/banjo player Massey on the opening night of an extensive national tour.

Read the full article here., Saturday 12th January


"Music calms me because it occupies a certain part of my brain and allows me to channel my creative energy into something positive. I play a lot locally in Dún Chaoin, for pleasure, you never ever regret it when you finish playing. Just like going for a swim…"

Read the full article here.

The Irish Examiner, Saturday 12th January


5 Glossy Things To Do This Weekend

Fans of traditional folk music should see award-winning Scottish songstress Siobhan Miller (on tour from January 16 – 26), flautist Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and Anna Massie on guitar showcasing a variety of traditional Irish and Scots songs and with contemporary material.

Read the full article here., Thursday 10th January


Tirconaill Tribune, Thursday 10th January


"A lot of it comes down to putting a label on people. I see it happen to a lot of young musicians today. The musicians themselves never claim to be anything. They just are, they do their thing and that’s just what they enjoy. Then people say ‘That’s not traditional music’, but for a young musician, they were never saying, ‘I’m a traditional Irish musician.’ "

Read the full article here., Tuesday 8th January


Audience Reaction

"It was a wonderful concert - thank you!" Gillian Faulkner, The Sugar Club

"Not to be missed. Their Carrick show was a joy- great music and great craic. Siobhan and Muireann are 2 of the very best singers on the folk circuit !" / "Sincerely hope Music Network will be able to set up this particular quartet again in what was one of the best combinations you've ever put together !" Fergal Woods, The Dock

"Just in from a fantastic show in the dock, really enjoyed every minute, thanks Muireann, Siobhan, Anna and Damien a fab mix of Irish and Scottish music...! [We] are so lucky to have such a super venue on our doorstep!" Mary Deignan, The Dock

"If you’re anywhere near Birr tonight do your best to catch the @MusNetIrl concert with @Siobhan_Miller @MuireannNic @abmassie & Damien Mullane in Concert. Saw them last night and they were outstanding, beautiful and entertaining. Enjoy." Peter Dineen, Ionad Cultúrtha


Video / Photos

The Sugar Club, Wednesday 16th January


The Sugar Club, Wednesday 16th January

Credit: Ben O'Beirne


Pavilion Theatre, Sunday 20th January

Credit: Des Gallagher