The best of Trad on the Last Wednesday

When three such influential and creative musicians work together it creates a great excitement with followers of Irish music and this has been very evident with the number of people that have flocked to see their performances already this year.

When three such influential and creative musicians work together it creates a great excitement with followers of Irish music and this has been very evident with the number of people that have flocked to see their performances already this year.

Dónal Lunny, founding member of Planxty, the Bothy Band and Moving Hearts needs very little introduction. Considered to be one of the more influential people in the renaissance of Irish music in the last half century, Lunny has been producing albums of Irish musicians and singers since the ‘70s and has written music for many films and theatre productions. Pádraig Rynne is regarded as one of the finest concertina players in Irish music today. As well as two solo albums to his credit, Pádraig is a founding member of recently acclaimed Guidewires and is involved in many ground-breaking projects of our modern era in Irish music. Fellow Guidewire’s member Sylvain Barou is seen as one of the most exciting flute players of his generation. As well as being a noted exponent of the music of his native Brittany, Sylvain has succeed in developing as an Irish traditional musician as well as other traditions including Greece, Turkey Persia and that of India.

They arrive at The Dock with a host of material that is a mix between old and newly written music by the trio as well as a few songs by Dónal Lunny himself. 2012 will see the release of an album by the trio and this is a great opportunity to hear these songs live at The Dock.

Tickets are priced at €15/€12 are available now on www.thedock.ie or at the box office on 071 96 50828.