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Dermot Byrne, Steve Cooney, Trevor Hutchinson to play Ballina Arts Centre

Traditional music supergroups have become something of a regular fashion in recent years, with players from acclaimed groups switching and swapping partners, creating smaller ensembles and making great music along the way.
This year, another such powerhouse grouping comes long in the form of Dermot Byrne, Steve Cooney and Trevor Hutchinson, and they bring their mighty brew of melody and rhythm to Ballina Arts Centre, where they will perform a concert on Friday 28th October, at 8pm.

Byrne has long been one of Ireland’s finest traditional accordion players, and for many years as a member of Altan, performed, recorded and toured extensively with the group. He has also played with artists like Donal Lunny, Steve Cooney and Stephane Grapelli, bringing the beauty and joy of traditional Irish music to audiences all over the world.  In other collaborations he has performed with Frankie Gavin, Sharon Shannon, and The Stunning, along with many other outstanding Irish and international musicians. For his contribution to Irish music Dermot was chosen as TG4’s Traditional Musician of the Year 2013.

For this tour Dermot will be joined by Australian Steve Cooney on guitar and Tyrone man Trevor Hutchinson on bass.  Both Steve and Trevor have impeccable traditional music credentials with extensive touring, recording and performance experience alongside the greats of Irish traditional music.
Australian-born guitarist, bassist, producer and didgeridoo player Steve Cooney is one of the most dynamic modern performers in traditional music.  He has played with Stockton`s Wing, Sharon Shannon, Seamus Begley and Sinead O’Connor along with many other groups over the years.

Bassist Trevor Hutchinson started his musical career in the late 1970s playing electric bass with the innovative Belfast band, Katmandu. In 1986 he joined The Waterboys and toured with them until 1991.  After switching to double bass, he hooked up with Sharon Shannon to launch her solo career.  In 1997 along with Donogh Hennessy and Sean Smyth he founded the traditional group Lunasa.  He has performed and recorded with many artists over the years including The Waterboys, Eric Bibb, Liz Carroll, Luka Bloom, Karen Casey, Solas, and De Danann.

Together their talents form a formidable trio, making this a concert not to be missed.
Early booking is advised and tickets cost €16 / €14. Booking through Ballina Arts Centre 096 73593

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