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On Tour: Wednesday 13th January – Saturday 23rd January 2010
Susan McKeown, voice
Paddy O’Brien, accordion
Cillian Vallely, Uilleann pipes, low whistle
Aidan Brennan, guitar

“The music. Button box wizard Paddy O’Brien gets it. Really gets it.”
Irish Music Magazine

“A singer of passion, grace and striking presence; she seems to personify both past and present.” Irish Examiner on Susan McKeown
“Music that lives and breathes in the wider world.” Q MAGAZINE

Forget all the hype about the Irish Brand – Aidan Brennan, Susan McKeown, Paddy O’Brien and Cillian Vallely are the real deal. All four left Ireland to ply their musical trade in the United States in the 1980s and 90s. They went, they played and they conquered.
Where to start? Famed for his encyclopedic knowledge of trad tunes, accordion maestro Paddy made his mark with the legendary Shanachie trio and continues to spread the Gaelic gospel with his highly acclaimed groups Chulrua and The Doon Céilí Band.
Vocalist Susan McKeown hit the ground running with her debut album Bones in 1995. Eleven albums on she has a Grammy under her belt and list of collaborators that reads likes a who’s who: Natalie Merchant, Pete Seeger, Linda Thompson, Billy Bragg, Arlo Guthrie, The Klezmatics and Andy Irvine.
Fellow Dubliner Aidan Brennan is a go-to guy on the Portland, Oregon trad scene who’s also worked with the likes of Martin Hayes, Emer Mayock, Johnny Cunningham, Loreena McKennitt as well as touring with Riverdance, while Armagh-born piper Cillian Vallely has appeared with fiddler Seamus Connolly, New York-based band Whirligig and on Tim O’Brien’s The Crossing. Oh yes, and he’s also a member of Celtic supergroup Lúnasa.

On Tour: Wednesday 13th January, BRAY (Mermaid Arts Centre, 8pm[01 2724030]), Thursday 14th January, THURLES (The Source Arts Centre, 8pm, [0504 90204]), Fri 15th January, WATERVILLE (Tech Amergin, 8pm, [066 9478956]), Sat 16th January, KNOCKAINEY, CO. LIMERICK (St. John’s Church, 8.30pm, [087 6803087]), Sunday 17th January, NEW ROSS (St. Mary’s Church, 3.30pm, [051 421766]), Tuesday 19th January, DUBLIN (The Coach House, 8pm, [01 6719429]), Wednesday 20th January, MOATE (Tuar Ard Arts Centre, 8.30pm, [090 6482042]), Thursday 21st January, CASTLEBAR (Linenhall Arts Centre, 8pm, [094 9023733]), Friday 22nd January, LETTERKENNY (Regional Cultural Centre, 8pm, [074 9129186]), Saturday 23rd January, CLIFDEN (Station House Theatre, 8pm, [095 21699])
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