MUSIC NETWORK PRESENTS ‘BELLOWS, BRIDGE & BOW’

01 August 2013

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday 1 August 2013
MUSIC NETWORK PRESENTS ‘BELLOWS, BRIDGE & BOW’ 
A Unique Traditional Irish Music Tour Featuring Liam O’Connor, Caoimhín Ó Fearghail and Noel Hill, 10 – 18 September
“Here we have a stylist who has taken his instrument to new heights…  Noel shapes each tune as a finely sculpted piece of intricate musical art, delicacy and beauty.” 
P.J. Curtis on Noel Hill
 
“Breathtaking... a young musician who is essentially standing on the shoulders of giants, but who has worked his way through these influences and created something of his own.” Dermot McLaughlin, Journal of Music in Ireland, on Liam O'Connor
Join Liam O’Connor, Caoimhín Ó Fearghail and Noel Hill – all TG4 Gradam Ceoil winners –as they put some lesser known tunes through their paces while revisiting some old favourites on a unique Music Network tour from 10 - 18 September. Music Network tours provide a wonderful opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost musicians at affordable prices in venues around Ireland, and are presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm.  Music Network is funded by the Arts Council. Further information from (01) 475 0224 or www.musicnetwork.ie.
Spanning three generations, O’Connor, Hill and Ó Fearghail are united by a deep knowledge and love for the music of the legendary masters of Irish tradition: Coleman, Ennis, Clancy, Potts and Tóibín.
For this, their first tour together, these three stellar soloists are sure to delight trad fans with their fresh, vibrant take on the classic Irish traditional music repertoire, as well as digging deep into the vaults to unearth some lesser-known melodies from manuscript sources. 
Expect to hear everything from powerful dance music, lively jigs and melancholic hornpipes to poignant Gaelic slow airs and sean nós songs. Thanks in no small measure to multi-instrumentalist Ó Fearghail, there’s also a wide range of sounds and instrumentation to drink in: with fiddle, viola, concertina, uilleann pipes, flute, guitar and singing in various combinations – all laced with a healthy dose of folklore, personal anecdotes and good humour.
On Tour:  Tuesday 10th September DUBLIN (Whelan's, 8:30 PM, €16 / €12 Tel. 01 4750224 or online at www.musicnetwork.ie), Wednesday 11th September BRAY (Mermaid Arts Centre, 8:00 PM, €16 / €14 Tel. 01 2724030 or online at www.mermaidartscentre.ie), Thursday 12th September CASTLEBAR (Linenhall Arts Centre, 8:00 PM, €16 / €14 Tel. 094 9023733), Friday 13th September LISTOWEL (St. John's Theatre & Arts Centre, 8:00 PM, €15 / €12 Tel. 068 22566), Saturday 14th September BAILE MHÚIRNE (Ionad Cultúrtha, 8:30 PM, €15 / €10 / €5 Tel. 026 45733), Sunday 15th September TIPPERARY (Tipperary Excel Centre, 8:00 PM, €12.50 / €10 Tel. 062 80520 or online at www.tipperary-excel.com), Monday 16th September PORTLAOISE, (Emo Court, Emo, 8:00 PM, €15 / €12 Tel. 057 8663355 or online at www.dunamaise.ie), Wednesday 18th September LETTERKENNY, (Regional Cultural Centre, 8:00 PM, €12 / €10 Tel.074 9120777 (An Grianán)).
Full details at www.musicnetwork.ie 
For Listings Editors
Music Network Presents
Bellows, Bridge and Bow (Ireland) 
10 - 18 September 2013
Liam O’Connor, fiddle, viola
Caoimhín Ó Fearghail, uilleann pipes, flute, guitar, vocals 
Noel Hill, concertina
Tuesday 10th September DUBLIN 
Whelan's, 8:30 PM
€16 / €12
Tel. 01 4750224 or online at www.musicnetwork.ie
Promoted by Music Network
Wednesday 11th September BRAY
Mermaid Arts Centre, 8:00 PM
€16 / €14
Tel. 01 2724030 or online at www.mermaidartscentre.ie
Promoted by Mermaid Arts Centre
Thursday 12th September CASTLEBAR
Linenhall Arts Centre, 8:00 PM
€16 / €14 
Tel. 094 9023733
Promoted by Linenhall Arts Centre
Friday 13th September LISTOWEL
St. John's Theatre & Arts Centre, 8:00 PM
€15 / €12 
Tel. 068 22566
Promoted by St. John's Theatre & Arts Centre
Saturday 14th September BAILE MHÚIRNE
Ionad Cultúrtha, 8:30 PM
€15 / €10 / €5 
Tel. 026 45733
Promoted by Ionad Cultúrtha
Sunday 15th September TIPPERARY
Tipperary Excel Centre, 8:00 PM
€12.50 / €10 
Tel. 062 80520 or online at www.tipperary-excel.com
Promoted by Tipperary Excel Centre
Monday 16th September PORTLAOISE
Emo Court, Emo, 8:00 PM
€15 / €12 
Tel. 057 8663355 or online at www.dunamaise.ie
Promoted by Laois County Council Arts Office
Wednesday 18th September LETTERKENNY
Regional Cultural Centre, 8:00 PM
€12 / €10
Tel.074 9120777 (An Grianán)
Promoted by Regional Cultural Centre
ENDS/
For media queries and photographs, please contact: Louise Walsh, PR & Marketing Manager, Music Network: (01) 475 0224 or pr@musicnetwork.ie

“Here we have a stylist who has taken his instrument to new heights…  Noel shapes each tune as a finely sculpted piece of intricate musical art, delicacy and beauty.” P.J. Curtis on Noel Hill 

“Breathtaking... a young musician who is essentially standing on the shoulders of giants, but who has worked his way through these influences and created something of his own.” Toner Quinn, Journal of Music in Ireland, on Liam O'Connor

 

Join Liam O’Connor, Caoimhín Ó Fearghail and Noel Hill – all TG4 Gradam Ceoil winners –as they put some lesser known tunes through their paces while revisiting some old favourites on a unique Music Network tour from 10 - 18 September. Music Network tours provide a wonderful opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost musicians at affordable prices in venues around Ireland, and are presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm.  Music Network is funded by the Arts Council. Further information from (01) 475 0224 or www.musicnetwork.ie.

Spanning three generations, O’Connor (fiddle, viola), Ó Fearghail (uilleann pipes, flute, guitar, vocals) and Hill (concertina ) are united by a deep knowledge and love for the music of the legendary masters of Irish tradition: Coleman, Ennis, Clancy, Potts and Tóibín.

For this, their first tour together, these three stellar soloists are sure to delight trad fans with their fresh, vibrant take on the classic Irish traditional music repertoire, as well as digging deep into the vaults to unearth some lesser-known melodies from manuscript sources. 

Expect to hear everything from powerful dance music, lively jigs and melancholic hornpipes to poignant Gaelic slow airs and sean nós songs. Thanks in no small measure to multi-instrumentalist Ó Fearghail, there’s also a wide range of sounds and instrumentation to drink in: with fiddle, viola, concertina, uilleann pipes, flute, guitar and singing in various combinations – all laced with a healthy dose of folklore, personal anecdotes and good humour.

TOUR DETAILS HERE.