Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh Announce Their Irish Tour

One of Traditional music’s most energetic and impressive acts has just announced new dates for an Irish Tour, which kicks off later this month. Artists Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh deliver a spirited performance of music and dance rooted in the tradition; brimming with soul and life. Through fiddle, concertina and dance, Caitlín & Ciarán breathe fire into musical pieces, combining their arts with passion and spontaneity.

Accomplished musicians each in their own right, Caitlín & Ciarán have a connection as deep as the Irish folk traditions they come from. Their music is a joyful unleashing of talents learnt at the hearths of their parents, family and friends. Their 2015 debut CD release ‘Caitlín & Ciarán’ received a 4 star review in The Irish Times.

Tour dates as follows:

Thurs 25 Aug CLONAKILTY De Barra’s 9pm
Fri 26 Aug GLENGARRIFF Park Hotel 8pm
Sat 27 Aug GLEN OF AHERLOW Tigh Roy 8pm
Sun 28 Aug ABBEYLEIX Heritage House 7.30pm
Thur 1 Sept BALLYJAMESDUFF The Museum 8pm
Fri 2 Sept DUBLIN Seamus Ennis Centre 8.30pm
Wed 7 Sept WESTPORT Matt Molloys 8pm
Thur 8 Sept DUNDALK Oriel Centre 8pm
Wed 14 Sept SLIGO Hawkswell 8pm
Wed 21 Sept CLIFDEN Church of Ireland 1pm
Fri 23 Sept GALWAY The Crane 9.30pm
Sat 24 Sept COROFIN Teach Ceoil 8.30
Thur 29 Sept CARRICK-ON-SHANNON The Dock 8.30pm
Fri 30 Sept BELFAST Cultúrlann 8pm

What to Expect:

“Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh are two of the finest instrumentalists on the Irish traditional scene. Individually they are stunning but together they bring a freshness and excitement to the music that is uniquely their own.”
Robbie O’Connell – (The Clancy Brothers)

“Ciarán has that Donegal fiddlers’ knack of being technically exact, fearless and free. Caitlín’s concertina is no less thrilling as she expands perceptions of the instrument. It was her feet that lifted us though in the showpiece ‘Belfast Hornpipe/Ms. McLeod’s’ with sublime synchronisation of her dancing shoes and Ciarán’s playful fiddle. The gasps were audible”
New York Irish Arts – March 2015
Caitlín Nic Gabhann – concertina / dance

From Ashbourne, Co.Meath, Caitlín is a regular performer at festivals and in concert halls from North America to Asia. She is also an accomplished dancer and has toured the world with Riverdance as a troupe dancer. Writing tunes since the age of ten, her compositions have been performed in the Cork Opera House and The National Concert Hall, Dublin and recorded by renowned musicians in Ireland and abroad. She learned her music and dancing at home from her parents, Antóin and Bernie Mac Gabhann and she now teaches concertina annually at summer and winter schools in Ireland, Europe and the USA. She has performed with the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet, Paddy Keenan, Liam Ó Maonlaí, for Presidents and Royalty around the world, most recently at ‘Ceiliúradh’ in the Royal Albert Hall, London as a guest of President Michael D. Higgins. Her debut solo CD release, Caitlín was voted the 2012 ‘CD of the Year’ award by tradconnect.com as well as being labelled the ‘Top Irish Traditional Album of 2012’ by The Wall Street Journal.
Ciarán Ó Maonaigh – fiddle

A former recipient of TG4 Young Musician of the Year, fiddle player Ciarán Ó Maonaigh hails from the Gaoth Dobhair gaeltacht in Co. Donegal. Growing up, he was heavily influenced by his family; his grandfather and teacher Francie Mooney, and Altan members Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (aunt) and Frankie Kennedy (uncle). He is also a member of the band Fidil along with Aidan O’Donnell and Damien McGeehan, and they have released 3 acclaimed albums. Fidil, released in June 2008, was described by Irish Music Magazine as “One of the most challanging and beautifully austere albums of the last fifty years”, 3 was released in 2009 and was awarded both a 5 star review and CD of the week in The Irish Times. In 2011 The Old Wheel of Fortune was released with Songlines magazine declaring it “one of the finest albums to emerge from Ireland this decade.”

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