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Roisin Ward Morrow.

Roisin Ward Morrow.

Roisin Ward Morrow.

Fiddle player Róisín Ward Morrow is giving her first ever live online concert from her Dromiskin home this Friday evening at 8pm which will be streamed live through An Tain Arts Centre's Facebook page.

This is a great opportunity to enjoy some traditional songs, fiddle tunes and airs as well as some of Roisin's own compositions.

Roisin started playing the fiddle with Noreen McManus when she was just six years of age and also studied with Catherine Dooley, Odhrán Ó Casaide and the Vanbrugh Quartet.

She has successfully competed at Fleadeanna, winning the senior fiddle slow airs at the 2016 Leinster Fleadh. She has also played with the world famous Cross Border Orchestra, going on tour with them to perform in Rome, Shanghai, London, New York and in the White House for President Obama. She has also performed in Dublin Castle, Dublin City Hall, the National Concert Hall and Belfast's Grand Opera House. She has toured in The Netherlands several times with the West End singer Peter Corry.

Roisin's love of music led her to studying at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and she graduated with a BA (Mus) in 2017. She is a director of the Oriel Traditional Orchestra and is a tutor at An Tain Art's Centre school of music.

Last year she released her debut album 'By The Light of the Moon' during the Fleadh Cheoil in Drogheda. The album, which she began planning in her final year of studies, was recorded with Jiggery Pokery Productions. It featured a collection of slow airs, traditional tunes and some compositions by Roisin as well as arrangements by the Drogheda composer Breifni Holohan, who also played the guitar, keyboards and piano. She also featured in Orwell's 84 video 'On the Road'.

Announcing the concert on her Facebook page, Roisin said she wanted to give 'A big thank you to An Táin for supporting local artists during this time! I know it means a lot to me and everyone else that they are working with during this time.'

The concert forms part of An Tain's off site programming when the venue is closed due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

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