Johnny O Halloran (accordion) - Tunes in the Church Concert 2019
Johnny O’Halloran hails from Westquarter village on the Connemara island of Inishbofin. He has played accordion since his childhood. There was music galore on Bofin, and, indeed, all through the O’Hallorans. His late father played fiddle and his mother and aunts are fine singers. John’s brothers too are musicians: Francis is an outstanding fiddle player, Kieran also plays the box and Declan is a singer and seanchaí. Since the 1980s, He rates as his influences the late Christy O’Halloran of Inishbofin, and Joe Cooley. Johnny plays Hohner accordions but mostly the single row melodeon nowadays. Over the years he has played with all the great contemporary traditional musicians
Aisling Morgan (fiddle) and Paul Moran/Aneta Dortova (sean nos dancer) will also feature during 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.
|Concert Date||15-07-2019 8:00 pm|
|Location||St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway|