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<p class=MsoNormal><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><b><font
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size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:
bold'> LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Tuesday February 16<sup>th</sup> 2010<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

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font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>1.15 pm<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Performing Arts Centre<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

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font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>DERMOT BYRNE (accordion), CATHERINE McEVOY
(flute)<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Verdana><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Verdana;font-weight:bold'>Altan&#8217;s Dermot Byrne in concert
today with UK-born Catherine McEvoy on flute.<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Verdana><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Verdana;font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Verdana><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Verdana'>Dermot Byrne is from Buncrana, Co. Donegal. He guested on
two Altan recordings &quot;The Red Crow&quot; and &quot;Island Angel&quot;
before joining the band in 1994. Dermot learned his music from his father Tomás
Ó Beirn who comes from Teileann area of South West Donegal. <font color=black><span
style='color:black'>Dermot had a rare opportunity to meet many of the old
masters of Donegal fiddling while growing up. These included the legendary John
Doherty, Con Cassidy, James Byrne, Tommy Peoples, Danny Meehan and many more.
They made a great impact on the young Dermot who developed a unique style of
button-accordion playing.  Dermot has guested on collaborations with many great
musicians including Seamus and Manus McGuire, Sharon Shannon, Frankie Gavin,
Pierre Schryer, Tim O'Brien and the late jazz violinist, Stephane Grappelli.
His eponymous solo recording,which he has reissued recently, received great
critical acclaim.</span></font><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=black face=Verdana><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'>Originally from <st1:place
w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Birmingham</st1:City>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">UK</st1:country-region></st1:place>,
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Catherine McEvoy</span></b> is one of finest
contemporary exponents of the Sligo-Roscommon style of flute playing, both
lyrical and driving. The tunes played on this recording combine classic
traditional pieces from the Connaught flute tradition, as well as new additions
to the Irish flute repertoire like the compositions of the late Josie McDermott
and <st1:place w:st="on">East Galway</st1:place>'s Vincent Broderick. With
solid piano accompaniments by Felix Dolan, one of the best known players in the
<st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">US</st1:place></st1:country-region>.</span></font><font
size=2 face=Verdana><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Verdana'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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