Tuesday 20 February 2018

Summer concerts in Carlingford

Zoe Conway and John McIntyre.
Zoe Conway and John McIntyre.

Zoë Conway and John McIntyre are delighted to announce that they are returning with series of six concert dates in Carlingford during July and August following the success of last year's concerts, which saw audience numbers increasing show after show.

Carlingford Heritage Centre, located in the beautiful old Holy Trinity church at the heart of the medieval town, has proven to be a wonderful setting for these concerts, with the ambience of the church complimenting the acoustic performances beautifully.

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. The husband and wife folk duo possesses a rare facility to draw pieces into their repertoire from other genres such as classical, jazz and world music and express this material in way which not only displays the sheer range and knowledge of both instrumentalists but also exhibits the wonderful versatility of their instruments. Keeping to the theme from last year, they are also delighted to invite a special guest to each concert.

The first concert is on Sunday, July 21, and will see them joined by Saileog Ní Cheannabháin, a sean-nós singer from Dublin.

In the following weeks they will be joined by Ailbhe McDonagh, classical cellist; member of the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Waterford piper Caoimhín O Fearghail, who was named as TG4 Young Musician of the Year, Laoise Kelly, traditional Irish harpist from Achil, composer Bill Whelen of Riverdance fame and the legendry Donal Lunny, Band, Planxty, Moving Hearts.

The series is supported by Louth County Council. The Sunday concerts are one hour long, from 4-5 p.m., allowing people the freedom to explore the villages many other attractions. Tickets (€10/€6 concessions) are available from The Heritage Centre on 042 9373454.

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