Round Up: Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi

20 March 2019

Programme Notes

For each of our tours, we commission influential writers to add flavour to our programmes. Musician and broadcaster Carl Corcoran wrote the notes for Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi - read theme here.



RTÉ Guide, Saturday 23rd February 2019


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Limerick Post, Tuesday 9th March 2019


"I have with me a regular fiddle, I have an octave violin.. and I also have a viola. They all have distinct sounds and flavours and tones... songs call for one or the other."

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RTÉ lyric fm - Culture File, Monday 8th March 2019


Galway City Tribune, Monday 8th March 2019


“Othering people is something that humans have done for ever, but when it got wrapped up in the economic explosion that happened in the 1700s and 1800s, then it becomes very economically important for people to stay othered, so they could still be exploited. And of course it’s so politically important because the more that we come together, the more that we realise that we outnumber the folks who are trying to run the world and keep everything for themselves.”

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The Irish Times, Monday 4th March 2019


Donegal Democrat, Tuesday 26th February 2019


Audience Reaction

"What individual talents they are, and combined: phenomenal. You’d be a fool to miss out on tix for their @MusNetIrl tour... Sugar Club absolutely packed to the gills, and audience ADORED it." Emily Mark-Fitzgerald, The Sugar Club

"Been wonderful seeing @fraturrisi gigs since JJs 10 years ago, kudos to @kateelliscello for introing him to the just as wonderful @RhiannonGiddens, great @MusNetIrl gig at @sugarclubdublin last night, looking fwd to the @NonesuchRecords album in May." Martin Foyle, The Sugar Club

"@fraturrisi's playing was a revelation - never saw a tambourine virtuoso before, and your "Molly Brannigan" was extraordinarily skilful, and extraordinarily funny. And the rest of the show was pretty great too." David Ingoldsby, The Sugar Club

"Hey Rhiannon [...] you were right - a tambourine in the hands of Francesco is such a really brilliant instrument. Congratulations to you both & thank you for such a fantastic night of music." @GeneralRelativ2, Pavilion Theatre

"Just home from amazing concert @Courthouse_Arts with the golden voiced @RhiannonGiddens & Francesco Turissi @MusNetIrl Thanks for the tunes taking me home..." Catherine Boland, Courthouse Arts Cnetre

"Spellbinding performance from @RhiannonGiddens & @fraturrisi in the @LimeTreeTheatre tonight, didn't want it to end. Thanks so much to @MusNetIrl for bringing the show to #LIMERICK" Kevin Shyne, Lime Tree Theatre

"Fantastic concert @RhiannonGiddens in Siamsa today. You silenced the wind and hailstones." Geraldine O'Rourke, Siamsa Tíre

"What a show... Both outstanding musicians but so warm, witty and entertaining too. Loved it" @yelkcub, Siamsa Tíre


Photos / Video

The Sugar Club, Tuesday 5th March


The Sugar Club, Tuesday 5th March

Credit: Ronnie Norton