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Rónán Ó Snodaigh from Kíla and Liam Ó Maonlaí are set to join Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova for a number dates as they tour in America with music from the Oscar winning soundtrack Once.

Liam and Rónán are well known Irish musicians both as singers for their respective bands Hot House Flowers and Kíla and as solo artists. They are among the best bodhrán players in Ireland today and have earned huge acclaim within the music industry for their unique styles of playing and their contribution to the world and traditional music genres in Ireland. They will play two very special full length shows in San Francisco and Seattle in addition to the Once dates.

Rónán Ó Snodaigh released his solo album Last Mile Home, last year and has since played a number of solo dates in Ireland. He also published a book of poems entitled The Garden Wars late last year.

Liam Ó Maonlaí divides his time between his solo work and playing with the Hot House Flowers. His first solo album Rian was released in 2006, a collection of traditional Irish tunes and songs it earned rave reviews has increased his considerable reputation as a traditional musician. His solo shows are a mix of old and new, and showcase his multi instrumental talents. Liam features in a documentary film Dambé – the Mali Project along side Paddy Keenan which was premiered in Dublin and Mali last February, it will continue to show at international film festivals for the rest of this year before release in 2008.
The dates include:

Rónán Ó Snodaigh and Liam Ó Maonlaí full show
25th April Doors 21.00
O’Reilly’s Holy Grail
1255 Polk St..
San Francisco

Once Support
26th April Doors 19.30
Paramount Theatre, Oakland, California

Once Support
27th April Doors 19.30
McDonald Theatre, Eugene, Oregon

Once Support
28 Apr 2008, 19:00
The Keller Auditorium
Portland, Oregon

Rónán Ó Snodaigh and Liam Ó Maonlaí full show
29th Apr 2008, Doors 7.30pm
1700 1st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134

Once Support
30 Apr 2008, 19:00
The Moore
Seattle, Washington

Once Support
01 May 2008, 19:00
The Wilma, Missoula, Montana
02 May 2008, 19:00
The Depot, Salt Lake City, Utah

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