Music Network (Ireland) and Creu Cymru (Wales) present Celtic Connections-a celebration of Celtic traditional music uniting two wonderful duos from opposite sides of the Irish Sea. The Hibernian songbook has no more enthusiastic champions than acclaimed accordionist Josephine Marsh and her regular band-member and mandolin/bouzouki player extraordinaire Declan Corey. Joined by fiddler Gareth Westacott and melodeon player Guto Dafis, who combine to form the Cardiff-based group Toreth, the ensemble can heard at the Coach House, Dublin Castle on Thursday 22 September at 8pm. Tickets at â‚¬14 (â‚¬10 conc.) are available from (01) 671 9429. Celtic Connections is sponsored by CCAT @ Temple Bar & Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Music Network tours are grant-aided by the Arts Council and are presented in association with The Irish Times and RTÃ‰ lyric fm. Further information from Music Network at (01) 671 9429 or www.musicnetwork.ie.
Other concert dates: Wed 14 Sept Bray (Mermaid Arts Centre, 8pm), Thurs 15 Sept Limerick (Belltable Arts Centre, 8pm), Friday 16 Sept Listowel (St. John’s Theatre & Arts Centre, 8pm), Mon 19 Sept Clifden (Alcock and Brown Hotel, 10pm), Tues 20 Feb Mohill, Co. Leitrim (Clarke’s Hotel, 8.30pm), Wed 21 Sept Virginia (Ramor Theatre, 8.30pm), Fri 23 Sept Ashbourne (CultÃºrlann na Cille, Gaelscoil na Cille, 8pm)