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Music Network presents Kathleen MacInnes, Dermot Byrne, Brian Finnegan and Mike Vass (Ireland/Scotland)

On tour 8 – 20 September

Kathleen MacInnes, voice
Dermot Byrne, accordion
Brian Finnegan, flute/whistle
Mike Vass, guitar/fiddle

“A voice like peat smoke and good whisky, as robust, sassy and soulful as it is supple and expressive.” THE GUARDIAN, on Kathleen MacInnes

“Displaying a delicate and sensitive touch, Dermot Byrne has brought his accordion into new territory. Every note has a sweetness to it and every track glistens.”  TRADCONNECT, CD Review

“Brian Finnegan is without doubt one of the world’s finest whistle players.” THE LIVING TRADITION

“Superbly sensitive fiddler/guitarist…” THE GUARDIAN, on Mike Vass

If you haven’t caught award-winning singer Kathleen MacInnes live before, you’re in for a real treat. On stage the Hebridean songbird is a natural, sharing a joke one minute then breaking hearts the next with a soulful, earthy voice that lingers with the listener long after the last note has been sung. A regular performer at the prestigious Celtic Connections festival, in 2010 her singing reached audiences worldwide after being featured in Ridley Scott’s film Robin Hood.

Her musical co-conspirators combine creativity and virtuosity in equal measure. Best known for his work with Altan, legendary box player Dermot Byrne has collaborated with everyone from The Chieftains and Sharon Shannon to The Stunning and Stephane Grappelli. Founder member of ground-breaking acts Flook and Kan, flute and whistle player Brian Finnegan has also performed with such stellar artists as Cara Dillon, Kate Rusby and Russian group Aquarium, while Scottish guitar and fiddle maestro Mike Vass, a recipient of the prestigious ‘Composer of the Year’ at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards, has toured extensively with leading Scots song band Malinky.

On tour 8 – 20 September

·         Tuesday 8 September: The Sugar Club, Dublin 2 (8pm, €20/€15, 01 4750224, Promoted by Music Network
·         Thursday 10 September: Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda (8:30pm, €16/€14, 041 9833946,
·         Friday 11 September: glór, Ennis (8pm, €15, 065 6843103,
·         Saturday 12 September: Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray (8pm, €16/€14, 01 2724030,
·         Sunday 13 September: Tipperary Excel Centre, Tipperary (8pm, €15/€12, 062 80520,
·         Monday 14 September: Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar (8pm, €16/€14, 094 9023733,
·         Wednesday 16 September: Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo (8pm, €15/€12/€7.50, 071 9161518,
·         Thursday 17 September: The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon (8:30pm, €15/€12, 071 9650828,
·         Friday 18 September: Station House Theatre, Clifden (10pm, €15/€12, Tickets on the door, 095 21699 for information only) Promoted by Clifden Arts Festival
·         Saturday 19 September: Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny (8pm, €12/10, 074 9120777 (An Grianán),
·         Sunday 20 September: McGrory’s of Culdaff, Inishowen (9pm, €15, 074 9379104,

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