9 December 2015
By Bryan T. Smyth
Trad fans, it doesn’t get much better than this: Liam Ó Maonlaí, one of Ireland’s most charismatic musicians, sharing a stage with legendary fiddle player Kevin Burke and virtuosic multi-instrumentalist Tim Edey. Specially curated by Music Network, the trio are in concert at Triskel Christchurch, Cork, on Thursday 21 January 2016 at 8pm.
Described as one of Ireland’s best sean nós singers, Liam Ó Maonlaí has always remained faithful to his traditional roots despite global success with rock band Hothouse Flowers, while Kevin Burke’s fiddle playing has been at the forefront of traditional music for over 30 years. A member of trad supergroups The Bothy Band and Patrick Street, Burke’s distinctive fiddling fuses a Sligo style with a diverse range of musical influences.
Winner of BBC Radio 2’s Musician of the Year in 2012, Tim Edey is rated by many as one of the folk world’s finest folk guitar and melodeon players. His infectious enthusiasm and musical versatility rounds out this dynamic trio blending tradition and virtuosity of the highest level.
During this tour, the musicians will host a variety of outreach activities for music students around the country, including a seminar with Kevin Burke on Irish fiddle, and guitar and accordion workshops with Tim Edey. Connecting our work in music performance to music education aims to give young musicians rich, holistic musical experiences.
When and where
Thurs 21 Jan 2016
Triskel Christchurch, Cork
8pm, €20 / €18