Sunday 20 January 2019

Trad music to raise the Mermaid's roof

Ciarán Tourish, Niamh Parsons, Liam Kelly, John Doyle
Ciarán Tourish, Niamh Parsons, Liam Kelly, John Doyle

Leading lights of Irish trad Niamh Parsons, Ciarán Tourish, Liam Kelly and John Doyle will perform at Mermaid Arts Centre on Saturday, January 13 at 8 p.m.

At the forefront of the Irish music scene for over 25 years, they've performed in every corner of the globe. Leading the charge is Arcady's Niamh Parsons, a balladeer with one of the most distinctive voices in Irish music.

Donegal fiddle maestro and long-time member of Altan, Ciarán Tourish is feted for his incendiary improvisation and cascading arpeggios, the perfect foil for the invention and rhythmic drive of flautist Liam Kelly. A founder member of Dervish, Kelly is equally at home trading riffs with James Brown, The Buena Vista Social Club or Sting.

Add to the mix John Doyle's signature guitar sound, heard on recordings by Solas, Joan Baez, Usher's Island, Linda Thompson and Tim O'Brien among others, and it's definitely time to cut off the telephone.

Tickets are €16 or €14 concession and available at

Bray People