TRADITIONAL ALL STARS

In his day Liam O'Flynn snr. was a noted traditional musician. At his funeral in Naas in late 2008 a unique band of musicians, led by his son the piper Liam óg O' Flynn (Planxty), came together to perform in his honour. Amongst those who played were Sean Keane (The Chieftains), composer Shaun Davey (The Brendan Voyage), singer Rita Connolly (Granuaile), cellist-piper-composer Neil Martin, guitarist Arty McGlynn, keyboard specialist Rod McVey (the Van Morrison band), and West Kerry box player and sean-nós singer Seamus Begley.
Apart from individual collaborations, this group of musical celebrities have never before performed together. Yet such was the quality of the music played on the day of Liam Snr's funeral, that they have decided to share the craft of music-making again in a brief series of very special concerts.
Their combined talents and repertoire are certain to generate memorable and emotional occasions when they perform at Glór, Ennis (2nd May) and St Peters' Church, Drogheda Arts Festival (3rd May). They will be joined by percussionist Noel Eccles (Moving Hearts and Riverdance); Music and song in the hands of the masters. Liam O Maonlai (Hothouse Flowers) will join the lineup for the concert on May 4th in the Waterfront Hall, Belfast.

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