Eileen O'Brien/Geraldine Cotter
Eileen O'Brien from Newtown, Nenagh in North Tipperary is one of Ireland's foremost fiddle players. Her musical heritage can be traced back through generations of her family. Eileen was mentored by her late father Paddy who established the B/C accordion playing style in the 1950's. Paddy was one of the most influential composers of Irish music of his generation, his compositions have been accepted and embraced into the traditional repertoire. Eileen continues this family tradition of creativity through her own compositions and original arrangements of Irish traditional music.
Geraldine Cotter(Piano/Tin-Whistle) from Ennis, Co. Clare has family musical connections in West clare. Her late mother Dympna was a highly respected pianist and music teacher. Her brother Eamon is a flute player and flute maker. Geraldine's playing style has evolved thorugh the influence of Clare musicians: Sonny Murray(Concertina), John Kelly(Concertina/Fiddle) Peadar O'Loughlin(Fiddle/Flute/Uillean Pipes) and also pianist, Dr.Charlie Lennon.
|Concert Date||04-08-2016 8:00 pm|
|Concert End Date||04-08-2016 9:30 pm|
|Cut off date||05-08-2016 9:30 pm|
|Location||St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway|