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Jeremy Irons’ fiddle tutor performing this Saturday!
Fresh from teaching Jeremy Irons to play the fiddle, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh returns to Bantry for the annual St Patrick’s Celebration.

Joined by harpist Siobhán Armstrong and sean-nós singer Róisín Elsafty, Caoimhin takes to the stage in Bantry House on Saturday 14 March at 8pm.

His soft and spacious approach to traditional material lends itself well to the acoustics of Bantry House. He will kick off the night with a solo set, playing a number of pieces from the Goodman collection in addition to slow airs from Sliabh Luachra, Baile Mhúirne and West Kerry.

The early Irish wire-strung harp has a unique and distinctive sound, beautifully bright and resonant. Dublin-born Siobhán Armstrong plays a gold-strung copy of the medieval Trinity College harp and is equally at home performing with the world’s most revered early music players or breathing new life into material from the manuscripts of the great collectors of traditional music. Siobhán has recently been working with one of the jewels in the crown of sean-nós singing:Connemara’s Róisín Elsafty. Róisín’s voice is delicate and detailed. She navigates the gnarly contours of sean-nós ornamentation with effortlessness, grace and beauty, imparting a sweetness and gentle power to her songs that can’t but impact upon you. The pairing of Róisín and Siobhán is truly beautiful and may be heard on Róisín’s 2006 album “Má bhíonn tú liom bí liom”

There is a special 3 tickets for the price of 2 offer Tickets are €20 and €10 students, available from West Cork Music on 027 52788 13 Glengarriff Rd, Bantry, Co Cork

West Cork Music
13 Glengarriff Road, Bantry, Co Cork
027 52788

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