Zoë Con­way and John McIn­tyre with Shaháb and Sháyán Coohe

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS - SL

Na­tional Opera House, Wex­ford 8pm ¤20 na­tion­al­op­er­a­house.ie Catch­ing hus­band and wife fid­dle/gui­tar duo on their own is a guar­an­teed treat: their in­ti­mate ac­quain­tance not only with Ir­ish tra­di­tional mu­sic, but with jazz and roots mu­sic, not to men­tion Con­way’s own tune com­po­si­tions and those writ­ten for them by the likes of Máirtín O’Con­nor and Steve Cooney all add up to a deeply sat­is­fy­ing mu­si­cal en­counter. Tonight’s pro­gramme prom­ises some­thing in­trigu­ing, with Ira­nian-born, Dublin res­i­dent brothers, Shaháb and Sháyán Coohe who play san­toor (a trape­zoid-shaped stringed in­stru­ment), tombak (a per­cus­sion in­stru­ment) and tar (a plucked string in­stru­ment which pre-dates the lute and gui­tar). Some mag­i­cal mo­ments in time al­most guar­an­teed.

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