[Events] Tuesday's Lunchtime Concert

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Mon Nov 2 17:07:41 GMT 2009


Of Music and Dance

Lunchtime Concert Series

Tuesday November 3rd, 1.15 pm Performing Arts Centre, Foundation Building



(Aidan O'Donnell, Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, Damien McGeehan)

TG4 young musician of the Year 2003, fiddle player Ciarán Ó Maonaigh hails from the Gaoth Dobhair gaeltacht in Co. Donegal. He was heavily influenced by his extended family when growing up including his grandfather, the legendary Francie Mooney and Altan members Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Frankie Kennedy, and Derry fiddle player Dermot McLaughlin.  Ciarán, a three-time Oireachtas fiddle champion, released his first album Ceol a'Ghleanna/The Music of the Glen on the Claddagh Records label in 2004 and he has also produced numerous music documentaries for Irish TV stations RTÉ & TG4.  Aidan O'Donnell From Dunkineely, Co.Donegal, has been described as one of the finest young Irish musicians in the country. He began his music making at the age of 12, and since then has performed with some of traditional music's finest artists, including Dónal Lunny, Micheal Ó Súilleabháin and The Chieftains. In 2007, he won the prestigious Oireachtas na Geailge fiddle title, and has been a regular tutor at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance for the past number of years. He released his critically acclaimed debut album in 2006 with Mayo flute player Kieran Munnelly, called In Safe Hands, which was described by Matt Molloy of the Chieftains as 'A salute to the players that have gone before'. Damien McGeehan began playing Irish traditional music at a very young age. Citing the Donegal style of fiddling as his main influence, he has toured Ireland, Great Britain, Italy, Australia and Scandanavia. He has made numerous appearances on national/international television and radio and has performed alongside acts such as The Chieftains, Niall Keegan, Mícheál Ó Suilleabháin, Frankie Gavin, Eileen Ivers and The World Youth Chamber Orchestra. He has studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Dance (Glasgow) and recently completed the BA Irish Music at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.  

Admission free, all welcome.



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