The Tune Makers - Martin O Connor, Liz Carroll, Dave Flynn, Peadar Ó Riada at Cork Folk Festival, Triskel Christchurch, Ireland. 06.10.12
Liz Carroll was a junior and senior All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, and has toured as a solo artist and with the Greenfields of America, Trian, String Sisters, and with John Doyle. In 2009 she became the first Irish- American musician nominated for a Grammy.
Máirtín O'Connor was one of the main musical forces behind Riverdance, and is also known for his work with Dé Dannan, Midnight Well, Skylark and as a solo artist.
Dave Flynn is an award-winning composer whose music has been performed by artists including the Smith Quartet and the ConTempo Quartet, Prague and Irish Chamber Orchestras and Martin Hayes at festivals including Summergarden, New York and Prague Premieres.
Peadar Ó Riada
The son of influential Irish musician, composer, choirmaster, and bandleader, Sean Ó Riada, Peadar has continued to follow in his father's footsteps. While his roots remain in the musical traditions of Ireland, Ó Riada has incorporated classical, Eastern, and European avant-garde influences. In addition to recording as a soloist, Ó Riada has directed the Chor Cuil Aodha since his father's death in 1971. His production company, Dord, is preparing a 12-part series, Ceol Na D'Talun (Song of the Earth), focusing on the evolution of Irish music. Ó Riada has produced recordings by Iarla O'Lionaid and Anuna. According to Irish poet Thomas Kinsella, It is not often that a single person, however gifted, can alter the character of a nation's culture. Ó Riada has managed to do this.
The 33rd Cork Folk Festival - 3rd October to 7th October, Cork, Ireland. A great programme of folk and traditional music. International gathering of iconic Folk Musicians.
At the 2012 Festival, the line up featured, Paul Brady, ace accordionist Máirtín Ó 'Connor, USA fiddler Liz Carroll, Declan O Rourke, Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick (UK), Kan (UK), Guidewires (Ire/Brittany), Session Americana (USA), Pete Quinn & The London Lasses (Ire/UK), Kilfenora Céilí Band, The Outside Track (Canada), The Raw Bar Collective, and Serge Desaunay (France). Throughtout the Festival, there were many sessions in the Pubs across the city.
The opening event in Shandon on Wednesday 3rd October featured a song concert with Con Ó Drisceoil, Nell Ní Chróinín, and Caoimhín Ó Fearghail, Seán Ó Sé & Máire Ní Chéilleachair.
On Thursday the 4th at the Pavilion Kan played a unique melding of the bold and beautiful flute virtuosity of Brian Finnegan from Armagh, Aidan O'Rourke (Fiddle), James Goodwin (Drums) and on guitar Ian Stephenson. Also featured were Cork/Kerry band Deluce's Patient.
On Friday the 5th one of the highlights was the International Fiddle Night at the Triskel Christchurch. The line up included Liz Carroll (USA), Mairi Rankin (Cape Breton), Aidan O'Rourke (Scotland), Johnny McCarthy, Matt Cranitch and Pete Quinn & The London Lasses (UK).Canadian Band, The Outside Track, later that night at An Spailpín Fánach.
On Saturday the 6th events included, in the morning, workshops and the Trad Song Competition, Then at 5pm at the Triskel, The Tune Makers Concert with a stellar line up of Máirtín Ó 'Connor, Liz Carroll, Dave Flynn & Peadar O Riada. Later on Saturday Declan O 'Rourke played at the Cork School of Music, at 9pm in the Pavilion the legendary UK Duo, guitarist and singer Martin Carthy and fiddler Dave Swarbrick played a concert. The Festival Club at the Triskel featured Conal O Grada's, Raw Bar Collective and Pádraig Rynne's Guidewires and Pete Quinn & The London Lasses.
On Sunday the 7th there were box, fiddle & singers concerts and the mighty Céilí Mór on Grand Parade. This year's free open-air event featured The Kilfenora Céilí Band, Guidewires, and Máirtín Ó 'Connor, Arundo and dancers and callers. Paul Brady played at the Triskel and then Session Americana and Cork's Two Time Polka played at the Crane Lane.
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