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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Series of summer concerts for Heritage Centre

Published 19/07/2014 | 12:00

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ZOE Conway and John Mc Intyre will be joined by Irish harpist Michelle Mulcahy for the first in their series of summer concerts in the Holy Trinity Heritage Centre, Carlingford on Sunday July 20.

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With an exciting blend of eclectic fiddle and guitar music, Zoë and John bring to the stage sympathetic arrangements of traditional Irish music, compositions and songs, old and new, with a repertoire which expands beyond the boundaries of trad and folk music to encompass classical, jazz and world music and express this material in a way which not only displays the sheer range and knowledge of both instrumentalists but also exhibits the wonderful versatility of their instruments.

Their summer concerts feature a 40 minute performance from Zoë and John culminating in a 20 minute collaboration with a guest artist.

For their first concert they are joined by Limerick musician Michelle Mulcahy, who is the daughter of the well known accordion player Mick Mulcahy.

Michelle began playing traditional music on a tin whistle when she was just five years of age and went on to learn the accordion, concertina and a fiddle and mastered them all to All-Ireland champion standard.

She's now best known for her harp playing, and released her first album of harp music, Suaimhneas, following a trio of recordings with other family members.

She recently graduated from the University of Limerick with a Ph.D and has toured the United States, New Zealand, Europe and Burma, where she was among the first group of Irish musicians to officially perform there.

Zoë and John's summer series is kindly supported by Louth County Council. The concerts are one hour long, from 4-5pm, allowing people the freedom to explore Carlingford's many other attractions. Tickets (€10 / €6 concessions) are available from The Heritage Centre on 042 93 73454. Matthews Coaches are running coaches to all concerts, contact 042 93 78188.

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