Top trio bring a Gaelic treat for mu­sic-lovers

The Oban Times - - LEISURE -

MU­SI­CIANS Tiarnán Ó Duin­nchinn, Laoise Kelly and Kath­leen MacInnes be­gin a High­land and Is­lands spring tour of Gaelic song, uil­leann pipes and Ir­ish harp this week­end.

Mon­aghan-born Tiarnán, de­scribed as be­ing one of the most in­flu­en­tial pipers of his gen­er­a­tion, has played Ire­land’s na­tional bag­pipe, the uil­leann pipes, since he was around nine years of age in the Ar­magh Pipers Club, so he has served his 21-year ap­pren­tice­ship.

Harpist Laoise, from Westport, County Mayo, has three solo al­bums un­der her belt, Just Harp (1999), Ceis (2010), Fáilte Uí Cheal­laigh (2015) and The Wish­ing Well (2010), and has recorded on more than 60 al­bums with many of Ire­land’s fore­most artists. The Scots Trad Mu­sic Awards' Gaidhlig Singer of the Year, Kath­leen MacInnes of South Uist, joins this duo with her 'ro­bust, sassy and soul­ful' voice like 'peat smoke and good whisky'.

All three have toured and per­formed in all cor­ners of the globe, and are com­ing to Skye at the Sab­hal Mòr Os­taig at 8pm on May 3, fol­lowed by Mal­laig’s West High­land Ho­tel on May 4 at 8.30pm, then Uig Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Lewis on May 5 at 8pm, Carin­ish Hall on North Uist on May 6 at 7.30pm and, lastly, at Caol Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Fort Wil­liam, on May 12 at 8pm.

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