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On Saturday 29th September, 8.30pm
Tickets €15/€12 / Family Ticket €30
Droichead Arts Centre | Stockwell Street, Drogheda | 041 9833946

Meet the Music Makers and find out all you ever wanted to know about traditional music making. The Music Makers is a unique event incorporating performance, video and a questions and answers session into a show that celebrates the creativity and skill involved in traditional music-making, right through from the crafting of musical instruments to the performance of traditional music itself.

In summer 2011 film-maker Myles O’Reilly visited the workshops of four instrument makers to record them at work. The resulting instruments were placed in the hands of four superb traditional musicians, edited film of the craftsmen was added and the result is a celebration of music making from tree to note.

Throughout the show you will glimpse violin maker Graham Wright, bow maker Gary Leahy, mandolin and guitar maker Brian Lofthouse and uilleann pipes maker John Butler carve, plane, bend, stretch and glue with patience and skill while the instruments they created are plucked, bowed, strummed and played with equal skill by musicians Julie Langan, Finbarr Naughton, Brian Lofthouse and John Butler.

Not to be missed.

To book tickets, contact Droichead Arts Centre on 041 9833946 or book online at

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