Roscommon Arts Centre’s traditional music sessions at Strokestown Park House come to a rousing finale next Thursday when local musicians John Wynne, John McEvoy, Rachel Garvey and Ruairi Mc Gorman come together for what promises to be a lively night in the kitchen!
John Wynne and John McEvoy are a high profile flute and fiddle duet, playing regularly together since 2006. They released the highly acclaimed Pride of the West CD in 2007,which was voted in the top ten releases of that year by esteemed US critic, Earle Hitchner. Since then John and John have toured and gigged extensively, including a Music Network tour of Ireland in 2011. They have played some of the best festivals and events in America, Britian and Ireland like O’Flaherty’s Retreat, Texas, St.Loui Tional Cheoil, Return to Camden Town festival London, The Jimmy McHugh concert Glasgow, Temple Bar Trad fest and Masters of the Tradition Bantry,amongst others.
Joining John and John, are up and coming Roscommon Sean Nos and traditional singer Rachel Garvey and bouzouki player Ruairi McGorman. Rachel is a champion singer in Irish and English and has recorded on a recent CD of Roscommon songs with her mentor, the late Pauline Hanly, amongst others.