The Music Network presents Ghost Trio: Iarla Ó Lionáird (voice), Cleek Schrey (fiddle) and Ivan Goff, (uilleann pipes) at The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon this Thursday, March 21.
The mercurial Ó Lionáird is one of Ireland’s foremost sean-nós singers and a genre-crossing singer-songwriter who has also fronted Afro Celt Sound System and Crash Ensemble. He joins pioneering fiddle player Cleek Schrey and All-Ireland champion piper Ivan Goff, in what promises to be an atmospheric and unforgettable concert.
Whether floating over ancient rhythms or pulsing electronica, there’s no mistaking the sublime, utterly compelling vocal talents of Iarla Ó Lionáird. One of the most ambitious recording artists in Ireland today, Ó Lionáird has performed with groups as diverse as The Gloaming, Afro Celt Sound System, Gavin Bryars, Peter Gabriel and Crash Ensemble, while reimagining sean-nós crooning in his solo albums, most recently in his critically-acclaimed release Foxlight.
For this tour, Ó Lionáird is accompanied by Cleek Schrey’s unique style of fiddle playing, which fuses Irish stylings with the old-time music of Virginia. Sharing Ó Lionáird’s pioneering spirit, Schrey has collaborated in recent years with old time fiddler Stephanie Coleman, percussive dance phenomenon Nic Gareiss, and the viol consort Sonnambula. Completing the line-up is All-Ireland champion piper and fellow New York resident Ivan Goff, who has performed in many theatrical productions as well as playing with Riverdance, Whirligig, Cathie Ryan and Lúnasa.
Tickets priced €15 / €12 are available from The Dock on 071 9650828 or www.thedock.ie.