A Cork Man, Two Cavan Men & a Puck Goat!

5 July 2008, 8:07 AM GMT

A Cork Man, Two Cavan Men & a Puck Goat!

What a combination in this the first concert of the Leinster Fleadh on Monday, 7th July in the Mill Theatre, Dundrum Town Centre!

Performers include top class traditional veterans, Cork’s Seán Ó Sé (Singer), Cavan’s Martin Donohoe (Accordion) and Seamus Fay Lilter. Guests include Clare’s Padraic O’Reilly (Piano) and Kavan Donohoe from Cavan on Harp.

Seán had a long association with Seán Ó Riada, which began with their recording of An Poc ar Buile for Gael-Linn. He sang with Ó Riada on the Fleadh Cheoil an Radio programmes and on the TV show Aililiú. He is featured on many of Ó Riada’s recordings including Ó Riada sa Gaiety back in the 1960s

Martin Donohoe as well as being a top class musician, festival organiser (Nyah amongst others) is also a composer. His hornpipe “An Pockar”, which appears in the current issue of Treoir, was written in honour of Seán Ó Sé and will no doubt be a highlight of the night.

And what can anyone say about Séamus Fay who is without doubt King of the lilting world? Séamus was winning All-Irelands in this noble art decades before most of Monday night’s audience were even born!

Clare’s Padraic O’Reilly is one of a small number of virtuouso performers on the piano as so ably demonstrated on his recent CD “Down the Ivory Stairs”

This is guaranteed to be a great night of traditional Irish entertainment and more details can be found on the concert website

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