Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Cormac Begley

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Cormac Begley

Cleere's Theatre Kilkenny
Cleere's Theatre, Kilkenny
Cleere's Theatre Kilkenny 19/05/2017 21:00
19/05/2017 21:00

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This is an over 18's event. You may be required to show ID (driver's licence, Garda / PSNI ID or passport only). Right of admission is reserved.
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Cormac Begley play Cleere's Theatre, Kilkenny on Friday 19th May 2017.

The talented pair share a common interest in the traditional music of both Kerry and Clare, and they both have an approach to music that revels in repetition and a deep meditative engagement with each tune.

Caoimhín's distinctive sound can be traced back to an early interest in both the sound of the flat-pitch uilleann pipes and a love for the traditional music of Kerry and Clare. Twelve albums to date: solo, duos, trios, and with bands This Is How We Fly and The Gloaming. He has performed on some of the most beautiful stages in the world, including the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall and the Lincoln Center.

Begley is a bass, baritone, treble and piccolo concertina player from a West-Kerry musical family. He is founder of Airt and award winning Tunes in the Church concert series in Galway and Dublin. In 2014, he received the Seán Ó Riada Award for concertina playing. To date, he has featured on three acclaimed recordings – the first with fellow concertina player, Jack Talty ('Na Fir Bolg'), the second ('Tunes in the Church'), featuring his sister, Clíodhna (viola) and Páraic Mac Donnchadha (banjo), and third, Ré, featuring Liam Ó Maonlaí, Maitiú Ó Casaide, Eithne Ní Chatháin and Peter O'Toole.

Throughout the concert, the pair play a number of very unusual instruments that extend the musical and sonic range available to them: bass, baritone and piccolo concertinas combining with a 10-string hardanger d'Amore fiddle and Dali-esque 5-string viola.

Ticket Information:
General Admission: €17.50 incl. booking fee.