Ceol Aneas Concert
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The highlight of the Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival is the tutors’ concert. Headlined by Bríd Harper and Dermot Byrne, travelling direct from Donegal for this event, the concert features each of the Ceol Aneas guest tutors and is a rare chance to experience Irish Traditional Music at its very best.
Bríd is hailed as one of the leading exponents of Irish traditional fiddle playing. She has won numerous youth All Ireland titles and other prestigious fiddle awards including the Senior All Ireland, Oireachtas na Gaeilge and Fiddler of Dooney. Bríd has toured extensively and is enormously respected internationally both as a teacher and performer.
Dermot is revered for his virtuosity on the accordion. His seemingly effortless playing, combined with great subtlety, and a faultless ear, makes him one of the great accordion players of his generation. He is one of Ireland’s foremost traditional musicians having been awarded the Irish Television station, TG4’s Traditional Musician of the Year 2013.
Joining them onstage are, from Ireland, Maggie Carty known for her unique voice and banjo accompaniment and Máirtín Staunton on flute. Australians Jody Moran originally from Leeds, with a musical heritage in the Sligo style, Beth McCracken on flute, Kate Burke, an exquisite singer and a powerful and imaginative guitarist and Rob Zielinski, winner of Ireland’s Michael Coleman Traditional Fiddle Player award complete the lineup.
This concert guarantees an evening of spellbinding music that traditional music fans cannot afford to miss. Expect a lively evening of Irish music and “craic” with Irish song and toe tapping tunes.
Ticket prices start from $20.
More information about the Ceol Aneas Festival and the musicians can be found on http://www.irishmusic.org.nz