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Maura O' Connell, Karan Casey at the Linenhall
9, Jan 2015 - 08:54

Maura O' Connell, Karan Casey, Martin Tourish, Ed Boyd

Music Network

Music - Tuesday 20th January @ 8.00pm

at Linenhall Theatre


An unforgettable night of music is on the cards when singers par excellence Maura O'Connell and Karan Casey headline in concert with top instrumentalists Martin Tourish (accordion/whistle) and Ed Boyd (guitar). From her early days as De Danann vocalist, Maura O'Connell's multi-decade singing career has brought her international acclaim and two Grammy nominations, and continues to bring something new and exciting to everything she sings. Karan Casey has long been one of the most innovative and influential voices in Traditional and folk music. From lead singer with the Irish supergroup Solas, Karan has also released 6 solo albums, and has worked with the likes of James Taylor, Liam Clancy, Peggy Seeger, The Dubliners and Imelda May.Martin Tourish is an accordionist from Co. Donegal whose reputation has grown rapidly since he was named ‘Young Musician of the Year' by TG4 in 2008. A regular member of the band Altan, he has performed with Carlos Núñez and as guest soloist with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Ed Boyd is considered to be one of the finest acoustic guitarists on the European folk circuit. A founding member of the BBC Folk Award-winning group Flook, he joined highly acclaimed band Lúnasa in 2012. All in all, a Music Network concert not to be missed!

"Emotionally compelling" - The Washington Post, on Maura O'Connell

"" "Casey's voice is among the loveliest in folk music and she's a wonderful interpreter of both contemporary and traditional material." - Boston Globe

"O'Connell has a beautifully full-bodied, rich voice." - Hot Press

"Casey's intimate voice expressively unfolds each song" - BBC Music Review

"You may as well take your socks off before you listen to this... Mine were blown off by Trippin', a pair of splendid reels taken to the cleaners by Martin's piano box." - The Living Tradition

"Sheer musical magic...Stunning technique, impossibly agile rhythm work ..."- The Scotsman, on Ed Boyd

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