Music Network presents trio Mick O’Brien (uilleann pipes), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddles) and sean nós singer Nell Ní Chróinín at Strokestown Park House, Co. Roscommon next Wednesday, May 22 at 8pm.
Best known for work with traditional musicians including Mick O’Brien & Brendan Begley, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh has deservedly gained an enviable profile as an innovative solo artist with his imaginative compositions and thrilling performance style.
Caoimhín has firmly established himself as a major figure in Irish traditional music. In 2010 he released three albums: ‘A Moment of Madness’ with Brendan Begley; ‘Triúr sa Draighean’ with Martin Hayes & Peadar Ó Riada; and ‘Comb Your Hair and Curl It’ with Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh and Catherine McEvoy.
Mick O’Brien is one of our best-loved uilleann pipers, performing regularly as a solo artist, with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. He comes from a great Dublin musical family, and now his own children are becoming fine performers in their own right.
Hailing from Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh in the Múscraí Gaeltacht of northwest Cork, Nell Ní Chróinín became the youngest ever recipient of the TG4 Singer of the Year award in 2012. Her singing is very much a product of her environment and heritage with its mix of the infectiously light-hearted and more serious songs. Nell has appeared on many television programmes such as Geantraí, Anam an Amhrán, Amhrán is ansa liom and Cérbh í?, the latter featured her as a presenter setting out on a quest to uncover the legacy of the legendary Bess Cronin.
Tickets are €14/ €12 and can be booked on Tel. 090 6625824 or online at www.roscommonartscentre.ie