Having recently played a sold out concert as part of NYF Dublin in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Liam Ó Maonlaí and his all-star band take to the road this April with performances lined up in Kilkenny, Dublin, Cork, Leitrim & Waterford.
Ré (pronounced ‘ray’ and meaning ‘moon’ or ‘era’ in Irish) features some of Ireland’s most innovative and decorated musicians. Maitiú Ó Casaide, a Dublin based piper from the esteemed Ó Casaide family, received TG4’s Young Musician of the Year Award 2015. Cormac Begley’s concertina playing has been described as ‘a masterclass in timeless musicianship (Irish Times ****) and in 2014 he received the Sean Ó Riada Award. Eithne Ní Chatháin (Inni-K), a highly celebrated traditional singer and fiddle player from Co. Kildare, is breaking new ground in indie-folk under the alias Inni-K. Founding member of the Hothouse Flowers and revered songwriter and accompanist, Peter O Toole from Dublin adds a depth of musicality and sensitivity to this eclectic group.
Over the past three years the band have performed at some of the main international arts festivals including the Sydney Arts Festival, New Zealand Arts Festival, Singapore Arts Festival, Hong Kong Arts Festival. They have also toured extensively throughout Europe and have performed at the Lincoln Centre in New York. They received a nomination for best music at the Bessie Awards and the production Rian (comprised of Ré and eight contemporary dancers) received an award for best production.
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Thursday 06 – Set Theatre, Kilkenny
Friday 07 – Unitarian Church, Dublin
Saturday 08 – Triskel, Cork
Thursday 13 – The Dock, Carrick On Shannon
Sunday 16 – Theatre Royal, Waterford