Friday May 31st @ 8pm in the Studio. Tickets €10 at the Door. All enquires on tickets contact ComhaltasBM@gmail.com or tex 087-6154579.
Friday continues the regional theme as the Garage Theatre once again hosts a much-anticipated performance by local musicians Tiarnán O Duinnchinn, Dónal McCague and Seán McElwain.
Tiarnán, described as one of the most influential pipers of his generation, is himself no stranger to the fleadhanna, being a four-time all-Ireland winner. Add to that further achievements in numerous prestigious competitions such as the Seán O Riada Bonn Oir (Seán O Riada Gold Medal) competition in 2013, and the prestigious Oireachtas Piping competition in 1997 in the Centenary year of the event. He also performed as a soloist in the Edward Maguire commissioned orchestral work “L’Epopye Celtique” at Festival Interceltique in Lorient also in 1997. Tiarnán has being touring and performing professionally on a regular basis since 1995 both as a member of various bands and as a solo performer. His music has taken him to Europe, United States, Asia, Africa, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Australia.
Scotstown’s own Dónal McCague is a renowned and accomplished fiddle player well known for his vibrant, fresh and unique fiddle style. In 2013 Dónal was recognised for his dedication to the art by winning Young Musician of the Year in the TG4 Gradam Ceoil (Traditional Music Awards). Described by Matt Molloy as “a remarkable musician”, Dónal’s playing is often compared favourably with great fiddlers like MacGabhann, Peoples, Rooney, and Carty. As well as being an accomplished solo musician, Dónal has substituted for Oisín MacDiarmada in the well-known band “Téada”. He has also performed with the “John Carty Festival Band” and with members of De Dannan, The Chieftains & The Bothy Band as well as with Matt Molloy, Frankie Gavin, John Carty and Arty McGlynn to name a few.
Seán McElwain is also a Gradam Ceoil Award recipient (2016) in recognition for his work to shine a new light on the music of the Sliabh Beagh region of Monaghan and Fermanagh, and to reunite this musical repertoire with musicians of the region. A multi-instrumentalist – performing on banjo, bouzouki and guitar – Seán is also a member of the award-winning Irish traditional group Téada. His accompaniment skills within this musical context have gained plaudits from a number of sources, with one reviewer commenting: “the question of whether a tune holds together or falls apart often hinges on how well he plays. A band couldn’t have a better backbone.” With Téada, he has appeared as a frequent headliner at major music festivals across the globe.
To have any one of these musicians perform at this year’s fleadh would be a treat. To have all three, promises a feast of entertainment and a night not to be missed. Tiarnán, Dónal and Seán will perform in the Garage Theatre on Friday 31st of May at 8pm.