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Music Network Presents Bellows, Bridge and Bow (Ireland)

September 10th - 18th, 2013

Liam O’Connor, fiddle, viola
Caoimhín Ó Fearghail, uilleann pipes, flute, guitar, vocals
Noel Hill, concertina

“Breathtaking… a young musician who is essentially standing on the shoulders of giants, but who has worked his way through these influences and created something of his own.” Dermot McLaughlin, Journal of Music in Ireland, on Liam O’Connor

“Here we have a stylist who has taken his instrument to new heights…  Noel shapes each tune as a finely sculpted piece of intricate musical art, delicacy and beauty.” P.J. Curtis on Noel Hill

Spanning three generations, O’Connor, Hill and Ó Fearghail – all TG4 Gradam Ceoil winners – are united by a deep knowledge and love for the music of the legendary masters of Irish tradition: Coleman, Ennis, Clancy, Potts and Tóibín.

For this tour, these three stellar soloists are sure to delight trad fans with their fresh, vibrant take on the classic Irish traditional music repertoire, as well as digging deep into the vaults to unearth some lesser-known melodies from manuscript sources.

Expect to hear everything from powerful dance music, lively jigs and melancholic hornpipes to poignant Gaelic slow airs and sean nós songs. Thanks in no small measure to multi-instrumentalist Ó Fearghail, there’s also a wide range of sounds and instrumentation to drink in: with fiddle, viola, concertina, uilleann pipes, flute, guitar and singing in various combinations – all laced with a healthy dose of folklore, personal anecdotes and good humour.

On Tour:  Tuesday 10th September DUBLIN (Whelan’s, 8:30 PM, €16 / €12 Tel. 01 4750224 or online at, Wednesday 11th September BRAY (Mermaid Arts Centre, 8:00 PM, €16 / €14 Tel. 01 2724030 or online at, Thursday 12th September CASTLEBAR (Linenhall Arts Centre, 8:00 PM, €16 / €14 Tel. 094 9023733), Friday 13th September LISTOWEL (St. John’s Theatre & Arts Centre, 8:00 PM, €15 / €12 Tel. 068 22566), Saturday 14th September BAILE BHÚIRNE (Ionad Cultúrtha, 8:30 PM, €15 / €10 / €5 Tel. 026 45733), Sunday 15th September TIPPERARY (Tipperary Excel Centre, 8:00 PM, €12.50 / €10 Tel. 062 80520 or online at, Monday 16th September PORTLAOISE, (Emo Court, Emo, 8:00 PM, €15 / €12 Tel. 057 8663355 or online at, Wednesday 18th September LETTERKENNY, (Regional Cultural Centre, 8:00 PM, €12 / €10 Tel.074 9120777 (An Grianán)).

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