TRAD MU­SIC TO RAISE THE MER­MAID’S ROOF

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

LEAD­ING lights of Ir­ish trad Ni­amh Par­sons, Ciarán Tour­ish, Liam Kelly and John Doyle will per­form at Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre on Satur­day, Jan­uary 13 at 8 p.m.

At the fore­front of the Ir­ish mu­sic scene for over 25 years, they’ve per­formed in ev­ery cor­ner of the globe. Lead­ing the charge is Ar­cady’s Ni­amh Par­sons, a bal­ladeer with one of the most dis­tinc­tive voices in Ir­ish mu­sic.

Done­gal fiddle mae­stro and long-time mem­ber of Al­tan, Ciarán Tour­ish is feted for his in­cen­di­ary im­pro­vi­sa­tion and cas­cad­ing arpeg­gios, the per­fect foil for the in­ven­tion and rhyth­mic drive of flautist Liam Kelly. A founder mem­ber of Dervish, Kelly is equally at home trad­ing riffs with James Brown, The Buena Vista So­cial Club or Sting.

Add to the mix John Doyle’s sig­na­ture gui­tar sound, heard on record­ings by So­las, Joan Baez, Usher’s Is­land, Linda Thomp­son and Tim O’Brien among oth­ers, and it’s def­i­nitely time to cut off the tele­phone.

Tick­ets are €16 or €14 con­ces­sion and avail­able at mer­maid­arts­cen­tre.ie.

Ciarán Tour­ish, Ni­amh Par­sons, Liam Kelly, John Doyle.

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