Liam O'Flynn Series: Concert 1, 18 March ‑ Cancelled due to Covid‑19

Time: 19:30 GMT Date: Wednesday 18 March 2020 Venue: The Studio, National Concert Hall, Dublin 2 Event Over

Louise Mulcahy (uilleann pipes/flute), Noel Hill (concertina), Paddy Glackin (fiddle) and Stephen Rea (spoken word).

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This exciting combination of esteemed soloists and masters of their art, sees three musicians coming together in an intimate setting to celebrate their connections with Liam O’Flynn. Music on the evening will be interspersed with spoken word from the ITMA Liam O’Flynn Collection delivered by Stephen Rea.

Louise Mulcahy will perform on the warm, rich and wholesome sound of the B-pitched uilleann pipes which were once played by Liam O’Flynn. Described by Matt Molloy as « one of the finest musicians of her generation » Louise is at the vanguard of the exponential growth in numbers of female uilleann pipers. She is also a renowned flute player and hails from a celebrated musical family in Limerick.

Louise Mulcahy, Sasowska Photography

Noel Hill’s name is synonymous with the concertina. The Clareman is widely credited with revolutionising and redefining the instrument. Like his former playing partner, Liam O’Flynn, Noel shares a mutual love for the music of Willie Clancy and Séamus Ennis. Hill received the prestigious Traditional Musician of the Year Award at the Gradam Ceoil TG4 in 2011.

Noel Hill, photograph by Tony Kearns

Fiddle player Paddy Glackin was one of Liam O’Flynn’s closest friends and musical partner. A Dubliner with Donegal roots, he was inspired by the fiddle playing of John Doherty. Glackin’s personal style is reflective of his appreciation for regional styles and in particular solo playing. Involved in exciting ensembles such as the Bothy Band, Paddy’s work as soloist and in close intimate duets is reflected in an impressive recording catalogue.

Paddy Glackin, photograph by Dónal Glackin

Both Noel Hill and Paddy Glackin played with Liam O’Flynn in various ensembles including Planxty.

The Liam O'Flynn Series is presented by Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) in association with the National Concert Hall and supported by the Arts Council