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Laoise Kelly & Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn

Thu 22 February, 8:30pm

A night of harp and uilleann pipes

Laoise Kelly (Harp) & Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn (Uilleann pipes) perform traditional music from their new album Ar Lorg na Laochra, On the Shoulders of Giants.
Irish harp and uilleann pipes, a very traditional sound but quite a rare one in these days of wider instrument choice: here they are played by two of the best, County Mayo harper Laoise Kelly and County Monaghan piper Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn. Despite their individual brilliance, these musicians pay tribute to previous generations with amongst others, tunes that come from between 17th -19th centuries, mostly to be found in old manuscripts.

“An exuberant and innovative talent which catches the spirit of the modern Irish music movement in a way that few harpers have done to date” - Irish Music Magazine

“Laoise Kelly is a young harpist with the disposition of an iconoclast and the talent and technique of a virtuoso.” - Irish Times

‘An alumnus of the vigorous Armagh Pipers Club, Tiarnan O’Duinnchinn is a masterly uilleann piper, whose fineness of taste and technical accomplishment summon forth all the expressive magic in the music of his native Monaghan.’ - Piping Today August 2008

Laoise Kelly has recorded on over 60 albums with many of Ireland’s foremost artists including The Chieftains, Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Dónal Lunny, Tommy Makem, Matt Molloy, Mary Black, Maighread & Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, Eimear Quinn as well as Kate Bush and American country/bluegrass icon Tim O’Brien.

Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn is an award winning Uilleann Piper from Monaghan who started playing the Uilleann Pipes when he was around nine years of age in The Armagh Pipers Club. He has won 4 Fleadh Ceoil (Ist place) All-Ireland titles – and two Oireachtas titles. In January 2013, Tiarnán won the Seán O Riada Bonn Oir (Sean O Riada Gold Medal) competition.Tiarnan has been described by many as being one of the most influential pipers of his generation.