Liam O'Flynn Series at NCH ‑ Concerts Cancelled due to Covid‑19

CONCERTS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19.               The Irish Traditional Music Archive in association with the National Concert Hall and supported by the Arts Council, announce details of a series of three concerts to be held this spring to celebrate the launch of ITMA’s Liam O’Flynn Collection.

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CONCERTS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. Please contact National Concert Hall for Ticket refunds.

Paddy Glackin, Noel Hill, Louise Mulcahy, Pádraic Mac Mathúna, Seán Keane, Mary Bergin, Tony Linanne and Stephen Rea are just some of the artists to appear in The Liam O’Flynn Series at the National Concert Hall this March and April.

Enjoy three nights of music and the spoken word inspired by the legacy of Liam O’Flynn featuring some of Ireland’s leading Irish traditional musicians. Hear O’Flynn’s original compositions, traditional favourites, & poetry inspired by the master uilleann piper performed by his peers & younger masters of tradition.

The three concerts presented by the Irish Traditional Music Archive in association with the National Concert Hall and generously supported by the Arts Council, will offer audiences a unique chance to hear previously unheard of original compositions of the celebrated piper and recitations from his written musings on traditional music, some of which inspired poetry by his fellow collaborator Seamus Heaney during the Poet & the Piper series.

All of the events take place at The Studio, National Concert Hall, Dublin 2. Tickets cost €20 (Discounts available). Book online at www.nch.ie.

The Liam O’Flynn Collection at ITMA

The materials in the Liam Flynn Collection are multimedia in nature and represent the working collection of a professional Irish traditional musician who travelled both nationally and internationally performing as a solo artist, as well as with many of Ireland’s top musicians. O’Flynn’s frequent collaborations with internationally recognised artists are also evident throughout this collection, most notably his work with Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney. The collection includes: published books and periodicals, commercial and non-commercial sound recordings, video recordings, photographs, original and photocopied music scores, correspondence, newspaper clippings, reviews, ephemera (event programmes, posters, flyers etc.), business related papers (contracts etc.) and research notes. The collection is currently stored in 18 archival boxes and was kindly donated to ITMA by Jane O’Flynn.

The Liam O’Flynn Series

Presented by the Irish Traditional Music Archive in association with the National Concert Hall

All events take place at The Studio, National Concert Hall, Dublin 2

Tickets €20 (Discounts available)

Book online at www.nch.ie

CANCELLED: CONTACT NCH FOR REFUND

Wednesday 18 March 7.30pm

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

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. Tickets available here.

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Wednesday 25 March 7.30pm

Sorcha Ní Scolaí (uilleann pipes), Pádraic Mac Mathúna (uilleann pipes), Seán Keane (fiddle), Noel O’Grady (bouzouki) and Stephen Rea (spoken word).

From Master fiddle player and TG4 Gradam Ceoil Musician of the Year recipient Seán Keane, to up-and-coming teenage piping sensation Sorcha Ní Scolaí, this recital promises to excite and dazzle. Keane will be joined by uilleann piper Pádraic Mac Mathúna, these performers love of West Clare music will be reflected in their sweet yet driven playing with sensitive accompaniment from Noel O’Grady on bouzouki. Music on the evening will be interspersed with spoken word from the ITMA Liam O’Flynn Collection delivered by Stephen Rea. Tickets available here.

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Wednesday 1 April 7.30pm

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Colm Broderick (uilleann pipes), Mary Bergin (tin whistle), Tony Linnane (fiddle), Mick Conneely (bouzouki) and Stephen Rea (spoken word).

This recital will see some of Ireland’s leading traditional musicians come together to celebrate the legacy of Liam O’Flynn with spoken words from actor Stephen Rea and music from Mary Bergin, Colm Broderick, Tony Linnane and Mick Conneely. Tickets available here

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