Double bill! Zoe Conway and John McIntyre with Síle Denvir and Barry Kerr
“Simply one of the best folk duos on the planet." (BBC)
With an exciting blend of eclectic fiddle and guitar music, Zoë Conway and John McIntyre bring to the stage sympathetic arrangements of traditional Irish music, compositions and songs, old and new. The husband and wife folk duo possesses a rare facility to draw pieces into their repertoire from other genres such as classical, jazz and world music and express this material in way which not only displays the sheer range and knowledge of both instrumentalists but also exhibits the wonderful versatility of their instruments.
Together, Zoë Conway and John McIntyre have been described as “simply one of the best folk duos on the planet" (BBC). They have performed for rock stars, millionaires and dignitaries around the world, including Irish Presidents Mary McAleese and Michael D. Higgins. They were awarded 'Best Live Show' from popular YouTube channel, Balcony TV. www.zoeandjohn.com
Harpist and singer Dr. Síle Denvir hails from Connemara and was surrounded by music and song from an early age. Her first language is Irish and this lead naturally to an interest in traditional sean-nós singing. Immersed in this tradition, she learned songs from many local singers and she learned the harp from the acclaimed harpist Kathleen Loughnane. Síle is a founding member of the group Líadan. She has toured extensively with the group and also with The Chieftains.
Barry Kerr is one of Ireland's most accomplished traditional musicians. As a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and painter his creative output is prolific. He has toured the world as a solo artist and has shared the stage artists such as Cara Dillon and Dan Tyminskii, while his songs and compositions have been recorded by the likes of Karan Casey, Flook, Beoga, Brian Finnegan & Kate Rusby.
Ages 16 and up only. Patrons aged 16 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult. No admittance for patrons under 16.