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Music in the Glen + Moynihan + Calum McIlroy

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July 13 @ 7:00 pm

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Music in the Glen
Music In The Glen are an exciting new trio performing the very best of Irish traditional music. Featuring the combined talents of Brendan Mulholland (flute) and founding Réalta members Conor Lamb (uilleann pipes, whistles) and Deirdre Galway (guitar), these musicians deliver the infectious rhythm and soul which are thehallmarks of Irish music.

Forged from a relationship of 20 years playing music together, Conor and Brendan have joined forces with Deirdre on accompaniment to create a sound that draws upon a long developed bond and mutual musical understanding.

Each musician is a respected artist in their own field. Through different projects they have performed across the globe from Belfast to Washington, Moscow and Seoul in venues ranging from your local folk club to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Milwaukee Irish Festival Main Stage. Individually they have featured on a dozen albums and have performed with a variety of international acts including Réalta, Gráinne Holland, Craobh Rua and Mary Dillon. Collectively they are one of the finest trios on the Irish music scene today.

Moynihan are a trio of musical siblings from Cork City in the South of Ireland. Three of Ireland’s leading traditional musicians, Deirdre Moynihan on fiddle & vocals, Diarmaid Moynihan on uilleann pipes & whistles and Donncha Moynihan on guitar, they were founding members of Calico, who released two critically acclaimed albums, Celanova Square and Songdogs, and appeared at many of the major music festivals across Europe and the US.

They are delighted to return to Scotland after many years to showcase music from their wonderful new album entitled Black Brook. Recorded and produced by Donncha at The Rise Studio in their native Cork City, the album takes its name from one of the tributaries which flows into the river Lee at the mouth of Cork harbour. A widely acclaimed release, Folkworld referred to the album as “a cause for celebration…marking the return of a forceful trio of Irish musicians” and described their music as “exceptional”, “darkly powerful” and “supercharged”.

These extraordinary musicians have recorded and toured with many renowned artists such as Lunasa, Flook, Carlos Nuñez and Alain Stivell while appearing at major festivals and prestigious venues worldwide. Inspired by their individual and collective musical journeys, their music draws on diverse creative influences and combines traditional Irish music with contemporary material written by the band. This is a trio at the peak of their musical powers and together they sound as one musical voice – simply spellbinding live in concert!

“Takes listeners to a refreshingly new level in traditional Irish Music” – Irish Music Magazine
“A remarkable collection…one of the albums of the year” – 5 stars, The Irish Times

Calum McIlroy
BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2024, Calum McIlroy is a guitarist, mandolin player, and singer from Aberdeenshire.

Through lyrical plectrum-focussed arrangements of traditional and original tunes, he has established himself as “a rising star in Scotland’s traditional music scene…” (Mandolincafe)

After graduating from the BMus Traditional Music course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, he released his debut EP, ‘This Ill Deeds’ (2020), and was nominated for the Citty Finlayson Scots Singer of the Year Award at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards.

As well as performing in a trio with Megan MacDonald (accordion) and Chloë Bryce (fiddle) – winners of the Battle of the Folk Bands at Celtic Connections 2024 – he has appeared alongside the likes of Mike Vass; Anna Massie (Blazin’ Fiddles); Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton; and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

40 Victoria Street, Newton Stewart
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The Vault Arts Centre, 40 Victoria Street
Newton Stewart, DG8 6BT
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13 July 2024
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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