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with Caoimhín O’Raghallaigh, Catherine McEvoy and Micheál O’Raghallaigh, January 16 - 26, 2008

This tour brings together three outstanding traditional Irish musicians: Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Catherine McEvoy (flute) and Micheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina) in a tour that promises to blow away the winter blues. Combining their rich musical repertoires, they can be heard on a Music Network tour of Ireland from 16 - 26 January 2008. Music Network tours provide a wonderful opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost
musicians at affordable prices in venues around Ireland and are presented in association with The Irish Times and RTÉ lyric fm.  Music Network is revenue funded by the Arts Council. Further information from Music Network at (01) 671 9429 or

Dublin-born fiddler Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh has been described in the Irish Times as “a niftier mood enhancer than any drug therapy”. Noted for his beguiling old-time style, Caoimhín has recorded and performed with the likes of Iarla Ó Lionárd, The Waterboys and accordionist Breanndán Begley.

In 2003, he released Kitty Lie Over to great acclaim with piper Mick O’Brien and in 2007 he released a solo recording, Where the One-Eyed Man is King, a twenty-eight minute CD of contemporary compositions developed during time spent at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre.

Flute player Catherine McEvoy, who plays in the flowing Sligo/Roscommon style, first burst onto the trad music scene as part of all-female group Macalla in the mid 1980s. Since then she has toured extensively in Europe and the US and has released two albums accompanied by the legendary New York piano player, Felix Dolan.

The flying fingers of concertina player Micheál Ó Raghallaigh have wowed audiences from New York to Scandinavia. Noted for his work both as a soloist and as a member of the band Providence, Micheál has also been part of the “three-in-a-row” All-Ireland winning Naomh Pádraig and Táin Céilí Bands. He has recently followed up the success of his debut album The Nervous Man with a new CD, Inside Out.

On Tour: Wednesday 16 January Listowel (St. John’s Theatre & Arts Centre, 8:00 p.m.); Thursday 17 January Baile Mhúirne (Ionad Cultúrtha, 8:30 p.m.); Friday 18 January Thurles (Source Arts Centre, 8:00 p.m.) Saturday 19 January Bray (Mermaid Arts Centre, 8:00 p.m.); Sunday 20 January Dun Laoghaire (Pavilion Theatre, 8:00 p.m.); Tuesday 22 January Dublin (Coach House, Dublin Castle, 8:00 p.m.); Wednesday 23 January Ennis (Glór Irish
Music Centre, 8:00 p.m.); Thursday 24 January Drogheda (Droichead Arts Centre, 8:00 p.m.); Friday 25 January Ballyconnell (Ballyhugh Arts & Cultural Centre, 8:00 p.m.); Saturday 26 January Navan (Solstice Arts Centre, 8:00 p.m.)

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