Niamh Parsons, Ciarán Tourish, Liam Kelly and John Doyle @ The Mermaid Arts Centre

13th January 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Music Network presents Niamh Parsons, Ciarán Tourish, Liam Kelly and John Doyle (Ireland)

Niamh Parsons, voice
Ciarán Tourish, fiddle/whistle
Liam Kelly, flute/whistle
John Doyle, guitar, voice

“Exquisite singing” – The Guardian [on Parsons]
“Sligo has a reputation for its richly rhythmic flute style, and Dervish’s Liam Kelly is one of its finest exponents” – The Irish times
“A tremendous musician” – Hot Press [on Tourish]
“No one in Irish traditional music is a better guitarist than him [Doyle] right now” – Earle Hitchener, The Wall Street Journal

Stop all the clocks as four leading lights of Irish trad join forces in what promises to be an unforgettable tour. At the forefront of the Irish music scene for over 25 years, they’ve performed in every corner of the globe. Leading the charge is Arcady’s Niamh Parsons, a peerless balladeer with one of the most distinctive voices in Irish music.

Donegal fiddle maestro and long-time member of Altan, Ciarán Tourish is fêted for his incendiary improvisation and cascading arpeggios, the perfect foil for the invention and rhythmic drive of flautist Liam Kelly. A founder member of Dervish, Kelly is equally at home trading riffs with James Brown, The Buena Vista Social Club or Sting. Add to the mix John Doyle’s signature guitar sound, heard on recordings by Solas, Joan Baez, Usher’s Island, Linda Thompson and Tim O’Brien among others, and it’s definitely time to cut off the telephone

Tickets: €16 Full Price
Tickets: €14 concession

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