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Music Network presents Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh’s ‘In My Mind’, a solo fiddle and film show

11 – 19 October 2014

‘…the missing link between Martin Hayes and Purple Haze’ Irish Independent

Music Network is delighted to present the ‘most imaginative and fascinating musician in all of trad’ (Earle Hitchner, Irish Echo), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh in a solo fiddle and film tour. Touring nationwide from 11 October 2014, In My Mind is a window into the world of music-making, from a musician equally at home playing traditional Irish slides and polkas as exploring contemporary musical landscapes. Making live music happen across the country, Music Network provides an opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost musicians at affordable prices, funded by the Arts Council.

Armed with his trusty 10-string “Hardanger d’Amore” fiddle and a film projector, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh sets out to show the beauty, depth and humour of traditional Irish music in his own take on what makes it beautiful. Inside the projector are virtual guests, friends whom he has filmed: musician, dancer, singer, poet and landscape, each of whom make the other half of a duet with a live Caoimhín. A better look at what goes on inside a musician’s head could not be had, not if you cut it in half and hinged it open.

One of the most acclaimed (and prolific) traditional musicians of his generation, Ó Raghallaigh has performed in such venues as the Lincoln Centre in NYC, the Barbican in London, and the National Concert Hall in Dublin. In addition to being an established solo artist, he performs in various duos, plays in a trio with Martin Hayes and Peadar Ó Riada, and is a member of two groups: The Gloaming and This Is How We Fly.

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh first toured under the Music Network banner with Catherine McEvoy and Micheál O’Raghallaigh in 2008 and since then has played as a Music Network roster musician throughout Ireland and abroad with accordion player Brendan Begley as well as Dublin uilleann piper Mick O’Brien, This Is How We Fly and others.

As part of this tour, Music Network will also co-present workshops by Caoímhín with three music education partnerships: Donegal MEP, Music Generation Sligo and Music Generation Cork. Music Network is committed to connecting tours to music education programmes with the aim of giving children and young people rich, holistic musical experiences.

Music Network tours are funded by the Arts Council and are presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm. Tickets for all regional concerts are available from individual venues around the country. Single tickets for Dublin are available from €13 and can be purchased by calling Music Network on (01) 475 0224 or booking online at


Music Network presents Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh’s ‘In My Mind’, a solo fiddle and film show
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (Fiddle, Hardanger d’amore)
11 – 19 October 2014

Saturday, 11th October, LETTERKENNY Regional Cultural Centre,
Start Time: 8:00 PM Tickets: €12/€10 Bookings: 074 9120777 (An Grianán)/ Promoted by Regional Cultural Centre

Sunday, 12th October, SLIGO The Model,
Start Time: 6:00 PM Tickets: €12/€10 Bookings: 071 9141405 / Promoted by The Model in association with Con Brio

Monday, 13th October, CASTLEBAR Linenhall Arts Centre,
Start Time: 8:00 PM Tickets: €16/€14 Bookings: 094 9023733 / Promoted by Linenhall Arts Centre

Tuesday, 14th October, DUBLIN Sugar Club, Leeson Street, Lower, Dublin 2 Start Time: 8:00 PM Tickets: €18/€13 Bookings: 01 4750224 / Promoted by Music Network

Wednesday, 15th October, BRAY Mermaid Arts Centre,
Start Time: 8:00 PM Tickets: €16/€14 Bookings: 01 2724030 / Promoted by Mermaid – County Wicklow Arts Centre

Thursday, 16th October, NEWBRIDGE Riverbank Arts Centre,
Start Time: 8:00 PM Tickets: €15/€12 Bookings: 045 448327 / Promoted by Riverbank Arts Centre

Friday, 17th October, DUN LAOGHAIRE Pavilion Theatre,
Start Time: 8:00 PM Tickets: €16/€14 Bookings: 01 2312929 / Promoted by Pavilion Theatre

Saturday, 18th October, CORK Triskel Christchurch,
Start Time: 8:00 PM Tickets: €15/€12 Bookings: 021 4272022 / Promoted by Triskel Christchurch

Sunday, 19th October, TIPPERARY Tipperary Excel Centre,
Start Time: 8:00 PM Tickets: €15/€12 Bookings: 062 80520 / Promoted by Tipperary Excel Centre

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