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Second Saturday Soundscapes: Geraldine Cotter, Charlotte O’Brien & Miriam Quin, and The Davies Brothers


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Geraldine Cotter, Charlotte O’Brien & Miriam Quin, and The Davies Brothers

Experience the perfect blend of relaxation and musical enjoyment in our new informal lunchtime concert series. From traditional music and classical to jazz, this series showcases the extraordinary wealth of musical talent in the region. Indulge in some delicious treats from our café as you enjoy a delightful mix of talents on our Second Saturday stage.

From Ennis, County Clare, Dr. Geraldine Cotter is a tin whistle and piano player, teacher and researcher, currently lecturing in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Her publications include Rogha- Geraldine Cotter’s Choice (2008), Geraldine Cotter’s Tin Whistle Tutor (Ossian Publications, 1983) and Seinn an Piano (Ossian Publications, 1996), the first tutor for Irish traditional music for piano. She has contributed articles to The Companion to Irish Traditional Music and Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland. Geraldine has recorded on over 20 albums including her debut solo album Piano+. She teaches and performs regularly at summer schools and events internationally such as the Willie Clancy Summer School, the Catskills Irish Art Week, Rencontre Musicale Irlandais in France and Masters of Tradition Bantry House. She is a member of the Boruma Trio and Shaskeen. She features regularly on television and radio programmes and has contributed to the documentaries Céard an Cheoil, Canúintí, Geantrai and Gradam Cheoil TG4.

Violinist and violist Miriam Quin hails from Ennis, Co Clare. Miriam began studying violin at a very early age, and under the tutelage of Diane Daly she developed her love of music. An accomplished performer, she has partaken in various concert series and competitions, including The Killaloe Chamber Music Festival and Féile Luimnigh. Miriam is currently in the first year of her Bachelor of Music degree in the Cork School of Music.

Charlotte O’Brien developed her love of music studying with the renowned Oonagh Keogh. During that time she has flourished as a performer. She is currently studying violin at the Cork School of Music while pursuing a Bachelor of Education degree at Mary Immaculate College Limerick. Charlotte is also a member of the Adult Youth Orchestra of Ireland who will travel to Prague next year

In 2018, Miriam and Charlotte joined Ceol na Mara Orchestra in Limerick. Since then they have attended Concorda Chamber Music Course together and in 2023 they won the Irish Chamber Orchestra Cup at the Senior Chamber Music Competition. They are both members of the National Youth Orchestra and the Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra.

Eoin and Brian Davies are identical twin singer-songwriters from County Clare, Ireland. Writing and performing as ‘The Davies Brothers’, their raw, honest songs, natural harmonic blends and intuitive on-stage chemistry will captivate any audience. Hailing from a small corner of the country that boasts a large, thriving music scene, The Davies Brothers have been majorly influenced by many artists that have close connections to the North West Clare area, such as Luka Bloom, Mick Flannery, The Walls, SON (Susan O’Neill), Steo Wall, SAL (Sara Ryan), The O’Connell Brothers and many more. Their creativity flows easily, inspired by a somewhat rough and wild way of rural living, a difficult upbringing, relationships, loss and a unique perspective on life garnered from their time living, writing and performing music in Cork City while also studying a BA in popular music (Vocals and Bass) at Cork School of music.

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