13 Apr 2018
The Club Sessions returns on Friday, the 13th of April after another highly successful year in 2017. The opening event of this years agenda is sure to upkeep the high musical standards that have been set in the club since its foundation.
While Friday the 13th is believed to be unlucky for some, this certainly won't be the case for lovers of traditional music and song in the midlands this April. Guest musicians appearing on the night at the Tullamore Rugby Club will be the trio of world-renowned singer and flautist Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, fiddle player and composer Donal O'Connor, and virtuoso guitarist Gerry O'Beirne.
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh is an award winning musician and singer from the Gaeltacht area of Corca Dhuibhne in West Kerry. Growing up immersed in the cultural heritage of the area and enveloped in the native Irish which is still in everyday use has had a major influence in the formation of her repertoire and her own unique vocal and instrumental sound. She is known as a television presenter, lead singer of the popular traditional group Danú, and as a solo artist the world over.
Complimenting the rich tones of the flute will be the immaculate and electrifying fiddle playing of Donal O'Connor. Donal has had a hectic schedule as a musician in high demand in the last number of years. He has been a part of many significant collaborations with groups such At First Light, with piper John McSherry, and Lúnasa. He has also appeared with musicians of renown and acclaim such as Séamus Tansey, Liam Ó Maonlaí and Steve Cooney. He is busy also as a sound engineer and producer in Belfast.
To complete the ensemble singer-songwriter and guitarist Gerry O'Beirne will be joining Muireann and Donal onstage. Gerry has toured the world as a solo artist and with acts such as Patrick Street, Midnight Well, Andy Irvine and The Waterboys. He brings his many years of expertise, his own unique song writing skills and of course his powerful yet delicate guitar accompaniment to the trio resulting in a full, exuberant sound which is sure to delight the audience.
This is a night not to be missed for traditional music enthusiasts.
The event takes place on Friday 13th of April at the Tullamore Rugby Club, Spollanstown, Tullamore. Tickets cost €15 and can be purchased on the door or in advance from 0872661822.
Doors open at 19:30 and music commences at 20:00. Supported by Offaly Arts.