Photos, video and reaction: Kathleen MacInnes, Dermot Byrne, Brian Finnegan & Mike Vass
13 September 2015
Scottish singer Kathleen MacInnes was joined onstage by Donegal accordion maestro Dermot Byrne, maverick flute and whistle player Brian Finnegan and award-winning Scottish guitarist and fiddler Mike Vass in September 2015 for a Music Network tour. In Dublin, Drogheda, Ennis, Bray, Tipperary, Castlebar, Sligo, Carrick-on-Shannon, Clifden, Letterkenny, and Donegal. Take a look at their journey so far!
Watch Kathleen, Dermot, Brian and Mike live at The Sugar Club on the first night of the tour here.
"Wonderful gig in the Sugar Club last night courtesy of Music Network. Inspired playing by Dermot Byrne and Brian Finnegan!! All four superb!" - Fionnuala Moynihan, Dublin
"Excellent concert at Droichead Arts Centre." - Ciaran Gallagher, Drogheda
"Amazing performance, so inspired tonight by Kathleen, Mike, Brian and Dermot in the Tipperary Excel. Great stuff. #tradtrailblazers" - Gallaghers on the Green
"We are floating in the ethereal sound of Kathleen MacInnes' voice." - Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo
"Think I've fallen in love with Brian Finnegan, Dermot Byrne, Kathleen MacInnes and Mike Vass!!! What a great gig tonight. Such a talented bunch of musicians. If they were anywhere close by I'd go and see them again. Met a couple tonight who'd seen them in the midlands and came to see them again. Each of these is a major talent but put their ingredients together ... Magic recipe!! Thank you to Clifden Arts festival and Music Network." - Deirbhile Ni Bhrolchain, Clifden
"Enjoyed the concert so much! Now to do a workshop with Kathleen MacInnes tomorrow!" - Deirdre Doherty, Letterkenny
"Great vibes in the RCC for Kathleen MacInnes and crew. The second half was pure quality. Left the place feeling happy, nice one!!" - mandearsir, Letterkenny
Music Network is committed to connecting tours to music education programmes to give children and young people rich, holistic musical experiences. As part of the tour, Kathleen, Brian, Dermot and Mike will host a number of workshops for young Irish musicians in Dublin, Tipperary, Ennis and Letterkenny. Read about them here.
At The Sugar Club, Dublin. Photography by Emily O'Callaghan.
For more information on the tour, please see here.