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Traditional Music and Song

may, 2022

sun29may6:00 pmBrenda Castles and Éanna Ó Cróinín6:00 pm Slane Castle, Slane, Co. Meath

Event Details

Meath Beo presents concertina player, Brenda Castles, and piper, Éanna Ó Cróinín, in a concert in the unique surroundings of Slane Castle.

Brenda Castles comes from a rich tradition of music in Co. Meath, having learned concertina from Míchéal Ó Raghallaigh. She has won several All-Ireland titles either as a soloist or in ensembles. She has since performed on stages around the world. In 2016 Brenda released her debut album of traditional concertina music, Indeedin You Needn’t Bother, and a second, The Light Side of the Tune, has just been released. A frequent soloist at Dublin Tradfest, Brenda also performs with Mick Moloney and the Green Fields of America.

Éanna Ó Cróinín is from the Ráth Chairn Gaeltacht in Meath. After starting on the whistle, he progressed to the uilleann pipes at the age of 10. He studied at Na Píobairí Uilleann in Dublin under teachers like Nollaig Mac Cárthaigh, Mick O’Brien, Seán Óg Potts, Robbie Hannon and others. Éanna has won many national competitions on the pipes at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Oireachtas na Gaeilge, and the coveted Bonn Óir Sheáin Uí Riada. In 2012, he launched his debut album Ceol Ársa na bPíob (the ancient music of the pipes). In 2019, he published research on piping and pipers in Meath as part of a book on the county’s musical heritage entitled Traditional Music and Song in County Meath. In 2021, he launched his second album, Píobaireacht na Mí – The Meath Piping Tradition based on the repertoire of the piper, Hugh Newman of Moyaugher.

During the interval, audiences will be treated to a special performance by the mother and daughter combination of dancer, Bernie Mhic Gahbhann, and fiddler, Bernadette Nic Gabhann, from Baltrasna near Ashbourne.

Time

(Sunday) 6:00 pm

Location

Slane Castle

Slane, Co. Meath

Organizer

Meath Beo

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