SUBLIME SINGER Iarla Ó Lionáird to play the Linenhall with acclaimed fiddle player and master uilleann piper
Iarla Ó Lionáird teams up with fiddle and uilleann
A musical treat of the highest order is on the cards when dazzling singer Iarla Ó Lionáird combines his glorious vocal talents with pioneering fiddle player Cleek Schrey and all-Ireland champion uilleann piper Ivan Goff at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Monday night, March 25.
There’s no mistaking the sublime, utterly compelling vocal talents of Iarla Ó Lionáird. One of the most ambitious recording artists in Ireland today, he has performed with groups as diverse as The Gloaming, Afro Celt Sound System, Gavin Bryars, Peter Gabriel and The Crash Ensemble, while reimagining sean nós crooning in his solo albums, most recently in the critically acclaimed ‘Foxlight’.
As Ghost Trio, Ó Lionáird is accompanied by Cleek Schrey’s unique 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 Ghost Trio 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. Put all three together and you can expect an atmospheric and unforgettable concert of the highest order, presented as part of a prestigious Music Network tour.
Ghost Trio performs at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Monday, March 25, at 8pm. To book, call 094 9023733.