Mick, Louise and Michelle Mulcahy from Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick, play a dazzling array of instruments between them but it is the sweetness and tunefulness of their ensemble playing that is
Mick, Louise and Michelle Mulcahy from Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick, play a dazzling array of instruments between them but it is the sweetness and tunefulness of their ensemble playing that is most striking. Mick Mulcahy is a living legend in Irish accordion playing, with a rare repertoire of old tunes while his daughters, Louise and Michelle, have both won acclaim for their outstanding musicianship and scholarship. The Mulcahy family album, The Reel Note, was very well received and was awarded Trad Connect Album of the Year in 2017. Previous albums, Notes From The Heart and Reelin’ in Tradition recorded with Cló Iar-Chonnacht featured in the top five traditional albums in the United States. As a family they have toured extensively throughout Europe, North America, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. Mick, Louise and Michelle have featured on many radio and television programmes both in Ireland and abroad. Michelle was awarded the TG4 Gradam as Ceoltóir Óg na Bliana in 2006. She released her solo album, Suaimhneas, in 2012 and Louise released Tuning the Road in 2014. Both Louise and Michelle were voted female musician of the year at the Live Ireland Music Awards.
Louise recently presented the fruits of her research into early women pipers in the excellent documentary, Mná na bPíob. She has also been invited by Na Píobairí Uilleann to become the custodian of a set of pipes previously owned by Liam O’Flynn and most, recently, she has become the latest recipient of the annual Liam O’Flynn Award, presented jointly by the National Concert Hall and the Arts Council of Ireland.
Tickets, each costing €25 (plus €2), are available from https://fleadhcheoil.ticketsolve.com/shows/873626554.
(Friday) 9:30 pm
Mullingar Arts Centre
Mount St, Commons, Mullingar