The Studio Sessions at glór continue this Spring following a very successful inaugural series last season, curated by music broadcaster Paula Carroll. This time the theme is inspiration, mentorship and the acquiring of tradition. Young up-and-coming traditional musicians have been invited to select another musician who has been an influence on them and to perform a concert together.
The series runs from 6 February 2020 on Thursday nights at 8.30pm in the studio at glór. Tickets are €15. But you can STILL get the ‘never-to-be-repeated introductory price’ of €10 by booking up to a week in advance of each concert!
Thurs 2 Apr: Conor Connolly (accordion, piano) and Charlie Harris (accordion)
Accordionist Conor Connolly, from Ardrahan, Co. Galway, received the TG4 Gradam Ceoil for Young Musician of the Year in 2018. He comes straight from the Joe Cooley cradle of South Galway traditional music; a style much loved in Co. Clare. No surprise then that he selects accordion player Charlie Harris, as one of his chief mentors. Charlie is also a past recipient of the TG4 Gradam Ceoil Traditional Musician of the Year award, and is seen as one of the main carriers of that Cooley / South Galway style of accordion playing. (Thurs 2 April 8.30pm)
- Thurs 6 Feb: Colm Broderick (pipes flute, whistle, guitar) and Mick O Brien (pipes, flute, whistle)
- Thurs 20 Feb: Brian O’ Loughlin and Eamon Cotter
- Thurs 19 March: Aisling Lyons (harp, concertina) and Laoise Kelly (harp)