Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina) and friends - Tunes in the Church Concert 2019
Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina)
Aisling Morgan (fiddle) and Aneta Dortova (sean nos dancer) will feature in the first half of the concert.
The concert includes a historic tour of the church during the interval!
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The signature characteristic of “Tunes in the Church” concerts is an acoustic, authentic, personal and interactive representation of Irish music, song and dance. Interactive involvement between the audience and the performers is central to the experience. Relaxed, natural, conversational communication during the concerts lowers the typical barrier between the ‘audience’ and ‘performer’, thereby making each concert unique, fresh, and singularly authentic. Further, by challenging the concept that the home of Irish music is a pub setting, this concert series provides an exceptionally respectful but family friendly setting for the listener and creates a platform upon which leading exponents of traditional music can showcase their fine talents.
Jacqueline was born in London of Irish parents who had emigrated to England in the early 1950s. She grew up to traditional music, her father Tommy McCarthy being a piper and concertina player from Kilmihil, Co. Clare. She played with all the legendary players from Ireland who were living in London. Musicians like Máirtín Byrnes, Raymond Roland, Roger Sherlock, Danny Meehan, Paddy Taylor and Bobby Casey were all part of a thriving music scene that Jacqueline experienced first hand. She also recalls meeting John Kelly and Willie Clancy during frequent visits to Ireland.
|Concert Date||01-07-2019 8:00 pm|
|Location||St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway|