Kevin Crawford & Cillian Vallely CD Launch


7 June 2009
11:00 AM
Cois na hAbhna
Gort Road
Co. Clare
Doreen Norris
065 6824276
Kevin Crawford & Cillian Vallely CD Launch

Kevin Crawford & Cillian Vallely launch their new album “On Common Ground” in Cois na hAbhna on Sunday, 7th June at 8.00pm.
The concert will include special guests Tigh na Coille

Concert tickets €15/€12 can be booked from Cois na hAbhna (Tel: 065 68 24276)

Afternoon workshops on Flute, Uilleann Pipes and Banjo will take place on the Sunday from 12-3pm Further information on 086 852 0975
Pre-booking is advised as places are limited

€15 for Concert ticket - concession of €10 for students attending workshops


Cillian Vallely

Starting at age 7, Cillian Vallely learned the whistle and pipes from his parents Brian and Eithne at the Armagh Pipers Club, a group that for over 3 decades has fostered the revival of traditional music in the north of Ireland. Since leaving college, he has played professionally and has toured all over North America and Europe in addition to Japan, Hong Kong and Australia.

Since 1999, he has been a member of the band “Lunasa”, with whom he has recorded 5 albums and played at many major festivals including Womad, Edmonton Folk Festival and The Hollywood Bowl. He has also performed and toured with “Riverdance”, Tim O Brien’s “The Crossing”, New York-based “Whirligig”, and the “Celtic Jazz Collective”. He has recorded on over 40 albums including “Callanbridge” with his brother Niall, and various guest spots with Natalie Merchant, Alan Simon’s “Excalibur” project with Fairport Convention and Moody Blues, “GAIA” with the Prague Philharmonic and Karan Casey. He has recently recorded on two movie soundtracks, “Irish Jam” and “Chatham” and played pipes on the BBC’s “Flight of the Earls” soundtrack.

Kevin Crawford

Born in Birmingham, England, Kevin Crawford’s early life was one long journey into Irish music and Co. Clare, to where he eventually moved while in his 20’s.

He was a member of Moving Cloud, the Clare-based band who recorded such critically-acclaimed albums as Moving Cloud and Foxglove, and he also recorded with Grianán, Raise The Rafters, Joe Derrane and Sean Tyrrell and appears on the 1994 recording The Sanctuary Sessions.

Kevin now tours the world with Ireland’s cutting edge traditional band, Lúnasa, called by some the “Bothy Band of the 21st Century,” with six ground breaking albums to their credit; Lúnasa, Otherworld, The Merry Sisters of Fate, Redwood, The Kinnitty Sessions and Sé. A virtuoso flute player, Kevin has also recorded two solo albums, D’Flute Album and the more recent In Good Company.

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