The studio sessions @ glór is a brand-new, intimate series of traditional music concerts in our studio. It brings together some really interesting pairings of musicians at work in and around Co. Clare today. It showcases the very high calibre of traditional music performance in the county. But equally importantly, it makes time for stories as well as music.
Running every two weeks until 12 Dec, we invite you to sit with some of the finest musicians in the county and beyond, listen to their music and their stories, and join the conversation if you wish. Curated by glór, we are delighted to bring you this first series at the amazingly low and probably-never-to-be-repeated introductory price of €10 per ticket!
Thurs 14 Nov: Jackie Daly (accordion) and Eileen O’ Brien (fiddle)
Thurs 28 Nov: Mark Donnellan (fiddle) and Andrew MacNamara (accordion)
Thurs 12 Dec: Charlie Piggott (accordion) and Eugene Lambe (pipes, whistle, vocals)
Thurs 17 Oct: Joan Hanrahan (fiddle) and Joe Carey (accordion)
Wed 30 Oct: Máire ní Ghráda (uilleann pipes) and Conal Ó Gráda (flute)
‘Words and Music’ leaves space around the music for a story or a joke or a small insight into the quirky mind of the traditional artist! We will listen not just to the music, but hear stories of where that music comes from and what it means to the musicians.
Joan Hanrahan is a well known fiddler, broadcaster and teacher from Lissycasey in Co. Clare. She teams up with her longtime music companion, singer, raconteur and gentleman box-player, Joe Carey, from Mayo. (Thurs 17 Oct)
Máire ní Ghráda born in Cork, living in Clare, grew up at a time when being a woman piper was an unusual thing! She gets together with her brother Conal Ó Gráda, well-known fluteplayer and member of The Raw Bar. (Wed 30 Oct)
Jackie Daly, wit and musician extraordinaire, has long been synonymous with Sliabh Luachra music. But his long years of residency in Miltown Malbay have brought him into a delightfully fruitful musical cpartnership with fiddler and singer Eileen O’ Brien. Eileen divides her time between Miltown Malbay and Tipperary. (Thurs 14 Nov)
Mark Donnellan is the leader of the Tulla Céilí Band. One of the finest and most under-the-radar fiddlers in the county, he shares a deep musical heritage with Tulla native and charismatic box player Andrew MacNamara. (Thurs 28 Nov)
Piper, singer and whistle-player Eugene Lambe and accordion player Charlie Piggott (ex De Danann), both once had steady academic careers in the sciences in NUIG. Both hightailed it into the music world. They’ll tell you those and more tales themselves! (Thurs 12 Dec)