Carmel Gunning/ John Regan / Joe O Grady / Seamus O Kane

3 March 2013–3 March 2013
8:00 PM
€10.00 single €25.00 family
Oriel Centre Dundalk Gaol, (Directly across from Dundalk Train Station; and Harp Brewery (behind Gárda Station))
Oriel Centre (Dundalk Gaol)
St Dominicks Place
Carrickmacross Rd
Co Louth
Kay Webster / Carmel Morgan
00353 42 9328887
View Carmel Gunning/ John Regan / Joe O Grady / Seamus O Kane Website

Carmel Gunning (Whistle/Flute /Sean Nós singer) hails from Geevagh, in Co. Sligo from a musical family and is a multi-instrumentalist. An All Ireland Scor Champion and All Ireland Comhaltas champion, she teaches music and singing all year round, runs a series of music and singing classes every August in Sligo town and is also a tutor at Limerick University. A composer of note, she has produced 5 CDs to date and is featured on many more. She has travelled to many festivals at home and abroad teaching and performing. As well as a fine repertoire of songs in the Sean Nós tradition, Carmel also entertains with some American Country songs.

John Regan (Button Box Accordion) is one of the better known button accordeonists in Ireland for the past 30 years. From Drumcliffe in North Sligo he now resides in Dublin. An All Ireland senior champion at the Listowel Fleadh in 1970, John had previously wond duet titles with fiddler Paddy Glacken. In 1972 he toured Britian with Liam O’Flynn and Cathal McConnell to much acclaim and later toured with Comhaltas American tours four times.He has two CD’s to his name “The Slopes of Benbulben” and “Let down the Blade” John teaches at the College of Music in Dublin and was mostly influeinced by Joe Burke and Finbar Dwyer. He delights in the playing of Sean Keane, Seamus Connolly and Sligo’s own Michael Coleman.”

Joe O’Grady (Fiddle) From Carracastle Co. Sligo. His musical style was influenced by the legendary south Sligo fiddle/flute player Peter Horan. Other influences include Jim Gallagher John Horkan and Jim Ruane. He has played and taught at the Godrich Celtic Roots Festival in Canada.

Seamus O’Kane (Bodhrán) from Dungiven, Co. Derry plays and makes bodhrans. As a maker he has helped to refine the old bodhran into what is now the modern drum by introducing a variety of skin tensioning systems. As a player he travels widely and often throughout Ireland wrecking perfectly good sessions! (his own words!!). As a retired teacher he now gives bodhran workshops at a variety of festivals.

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