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Start the new year with a traditional kick

Going Out

Starting off a musical new year, legendary Arcady balladeer Niamh Parsons and fellow top-drawer musicians Ciarán Tourish, Liam Kelly and John Doyle will perform at The Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, on Thursday, January 18, at 8pm, as part of a Music Network tour.
The gig will see four leading lights of Irish trad join forces for an unforgettable night of music making. Leading the charge is Parsons, a peerless balladeer with one of the most distinctive voices in Irish music.
Donegal fiddle maestro and long-time member of Altan, Ciarán Tourish is fêted for his incendiary improvisation and cascading arpeggios, the perfect foil for the invention and rhythmic drive of flautist Liam Kelly.
A founder member of Dervish, Kelly is equally at home trading riffs with James Brown, The Buena Vista Social Club or Sting. Add to the mix John Doyle’s signature guitar sound, heard on recordings by Solas, Joan Baez, Usher’s Island, Linda Thompson and Tim O’Brien among others, and trad lovers will know this is a concert not to be missed.

For tickets (€17/€14) visit call The Linenhall Arts Centre on 094 9023733, or visit www.thelinenhall.com.