Availability: Performance will be available to view until 8pm Sunday 25 Apr once purchased
Folk Nights at glór is a series of ‘folk-club’ performances created specifically for viewing from your couch, showcasing some of our finest folk musicians locally and nationally. In this series we explore Folk and what it means for the artists who make it. Join us online for some intimate concert performances in glór’s spaces, lit and filmed to capture at least some of the magic of live! Experience explorations in folk and hear the musicians in conversation with series curator Paula Carroll, on how music-making has changed in today’s world.
Dermot Byrne shot to fame as a child prodigy on the accordion in his native Donegal, and is still considered one of the finest accordion players in the tradition, with that sought-after combination of musical virtuosity and sensitivity. He toured for many years with Donegal trad band Altan. He has lived in and around Co. Clare for many years. As well as the Irish folk tradition, he also dips into European and global accordion repertoires.
Steve Cooney is best known for his development of an influential style of guitar accompaniment to Irish dance music which he developed in West Kerry, and for which he won the National Entertainment Award with Séamus Begley in 1997. Despite participating in the making of over 250 albums, he only recently released his first ever solo CD – to huge critical acclaim – of solo guitar interpretations of ancient harp tunes, Ceol Ársa Cláirsí. In 2020 he was given the RTÉ Folk Awards Lifetime Achievement Award.
For further information on streaming shows please see our FAQs HERE
Master Cooney restores the ancient link between lyre and lyric, between poetry and performance, the rhapsody and rascality.’ Seamus Heaney on Steve Cooney
Folk Nights at glór- FAQ’s
WHEN CAN I WATCH IT? Once purchased, the event will be available for you to watch for 72 hours.
HOW CAN I WATCH IT? Your order confirmation was sent to your email address upon purchasing – sent from: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check your junk mail if you cannot locate your order confirmation email in your inbox. Click the link in your email to access the Streaming Room, where the performance will launch at 8pm tonight. The Room will open 30 minutes prior to tonight’s performance at 7.30pm.
In your confirmation email there is also a Streaming Room Access/Entry Code in case you get locked out of the Room.
CAN I SHARE MY LINK? No. This is for your home use only. When you open your unique link, it attaches your IP address to that link. If multiple IP addresses are used on the same link, it will block the Stream for everyone.
CAN I WATCH IT MORE THAN ONCE? Within the 72-hour period from purchase, you may be able to view it more than once in your own home as it links to your IP address. It all depends on how many times you click the link so be careful that you only click the link when you wish to view it. Too many clicks will eventually lock you out as the clicks are limited.
CAN I PAUSE, FAST FORWARD OR REWIND? Folk Nights at glór can be paused, fast forwarded and rewound.
If you really enjoyed the show and want to recommend it to others, it will be available to purchase on demand after the scheduled performance at www.glor.ie (it will be available to watch for 72 hours from purchasing).