Ó Lionáird, Monaghan and Murphy to tour in September

Kevin Murphy Úna Monaghan and Iarla Ó Lionáird

A unique collaboration between vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird, harper and sound artist Úna Monaghan, and cellist Kevin Murphy is to be showcased in a Music Network tour running from September 1 to 19. The full tour details have still to be released but Music Network’s preliminary announcement has whetted appetites of fans who value innovation within the tradition.

Dates & Venues

Wednesday 1 Sep – 8pm Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon
Thursday 2 Sep – 8pm Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda
Friday 3 Sep – 8pm Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick
Saturday 4 Sep – 8pm Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
Sunday 5 Sep – 5pm The Dock Summer Sessions at The Market Yard, Carrick-On-Shannon
Tuesday 7 Sep – 7.30pm St. Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Wednesday 8 Sep – 8pm glór, Ennis
Thursday 9 Sep – 8pm Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise
Friday 10 Sep – 8pm Triskel Arts Centre, Christchurch, Cork
Saturday 11 Sep – 8pm Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
Sunday 12 Sep – 8pm Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
Tuesday 14 Sep – 8pm St. John’s Theatre & Arts Centre, Listowel
Wednesday 15 Sep – 8pm Clifden Arts Festival, St. Joseph’s Church, Clifden
Friday 17 Sep – 7.30pm Grand Junction, London
Saturday 18 Sep – 7.30pm The MAC, Belfast
Sunday 19 Sep – 8pm Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo

A master of sean nós singing, Iarla Ó Lionáird has demonstrated a continuing willingness to embrace and develop new ideas through his membership of the original line-up of the Afro-Celt Sound System, his distinctive contribution to the sound of the Gloaming, his recent collaboration with This is How We Fly, sadly curtailed by the onset of the pandemic, as well as his periodic partnerships with instrumentalists like Steve Cooney and Kata Ellis.

Úna Monaghan is a highly respected harper and sound artist, who constantly challenges the boundaries of her instrument using electronic technologies to create textured soundscapes that intrigue, provoke and stimulate audiences while cellist Kevin Murphy is a key figure in creating the distinctive sound of the acclaimed band Slow Moving Clouds.

As well as facilitating the tour, Music Network has commissioned the trio to write a new work collectively to be premiered as part of the concert programme in September.

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