Just the Two is a new series of traditional and folk music concerts, curated by Paula Carroll, taking place in glór this Autumn. Just the Two explores the power of the pair in traditional music and song. If the solo voice is where we find the authentic expression of traditional music, then the duo is where we see musical communication at its most creative. When two musicians really understand each other, we witness an almost indescribable ‘flow’ between them. For this series we have invited musicians to perform for us and to try to describe that process.
Elaine Hogan is a harper hailing from Ennis in Co. Clare. She grew up with a love for all types of music, but felt a particular pull towards the Irish traditional world. She has toured extensively as a harper and is a regular performer and tutor at music festivals. Also a graduate of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, she has produced three albums so far, showcasing her solo work, as well has her collaborations with Sheila and other musicians.
Sheila Garry is a fiddle player from Ballynacally, Co. Clare and grew up around traditional music. She is a graduate of UCC and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. She has appeared on several albums, most notably her collaboration with Elaine Hogan on the acclaimed traditional album ‘The Shores of Lough Breda.’
Four pairs will perform every second Thursday night from September into October. Dates are 1,15, 29 Sept and 13 Oct. All concerts begin at 8pm.