Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh is an award-winning traditional singer and musician from Corca Dhuibhne, Co.Kerry. A leading exponent of the sean nós style, her repertoire also includes songs from a wide
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh is an award-winning traditional singer and musician from Corca Dhuibhne, Co.Kerry. A leading exponent of the sean nós style, her repertoire also includes songs from a wide variety of folk and contemporary sources. Her childhood in West Kerry saw her immersed in a rich cultural environment and vital living tradition, which was to be hugely influential on the foundation of her distinctive vocal and instrumental sound.
She has enjoyed a successful career as a touring artist, with over thirteen years’ experience as lead singer and flute player with the band, Danú, as well as performing as a solo artist. In recent years she has also collaborated with many artists from other cultures and genres including her latest album, Róisín ReImagined, with the Irish Chamber Orchestra.
Muireann is also an accomplished broadcaster, having hosted a range of programmes for Irish and Scottish televsision over the past decade including the celebrated traditional music series, Port, with Julie Fowlis, as well as presenting regular music shows on RTÉ Radio 1 and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.
Dónal O’Connor is a complete musician: as well as performing, he also composes and has produced a number of acclaimed albums for others as well as making a number of films on aspects of traditional music (often in collaboration with his brother, Féilimí). The son of the celebrated fiddler, Gerry O’Connor, and the traditional singer, Eithne Ní Uallacháin of Lá Lugh, Dónal plays a variety of instruments but is probably best known as a fiddler. As well as Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, he has played and recorded with a wide variety of other artists including Dónal Lunny, Steve Cooney, Davy Spillane, Moya Brennan, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Grainne Holland, Cathal McConnell, Duke Special, Mary Dillon, John Spillane and Barry Kerr.
Dónal has also toured the world as both a lead and backing instrumentalist with a number of bands including Lá Lugh, At First Light, Ulaid and A Stór Mo Chroí. As well as composing music for theatre, television and film, he has also presented music shows for BBC NI, TG4, BBC Alba, BBC Radio Ulster and Raidio na Gaeltachta. Dónal is produced Róisín ReImagined, the recent collaboration between Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and The Irish Chamber Orchestra.
West of Ireland native and current Dingle resident, Gerry O’Beirne, is a self-taught master of the six- and twelve-string slide guitar as well as ukulele and other stringed instruments. Renowned as a tasteful accompanist, he is also a prolific composer of songs. His writing is a hybrid of the passion found in traditional music and the freshness of contemporary song. His songs have been recorded by Mary Black and Maura O’Connell as well as Muireann.
Gerry has toured the globe as a solo artist and with the Sharon Shannon Band, Patrick Street, Midnight Well, Andy M. Stewart, Kevin Burke, Andy Irvine, and the Waterboys. He has produced and arranged music for many others including Patrick Street, Kevin Burke and the late Micheál Ó Domhnaill.
Tickets, each costing £15, are available from https://fiddlersgreenfestival.com/product/muireann-nic-amhlaoibh-donal-oconnor-and-gerry-obeirne/.
(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Shore Rd, Rostrevor, Co. Down
Fiddler's Green Festival