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We finally announce the event here.
East meets West in this exciting evening of music and song.
Celtic - Japan Tsunami Relief
Join us to help renew the hope in a child's smile.
Date : Thursday, 24th of November, 2011
Venue : St Ann's, Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Ciaran Tourish (Fiddle), Kevin Conneff (Voice, Bodhrán),
Seán Keane (Fiddle), Tim Edey (Guitar), Paul McGrattan (Flute),
Martin Tourish (Piano accordian, composer), Ranjo (Biwa),
Ályth McCormack (Voice), Triona Marshall (Harp),
Frances Marshall (Voice), Philip Horan (Shakuhachi),
Morgan Crowley (Voice), Hazuki Demachi (Shakuhachi),
Michael Lee (Presenter).
Plus special guests.....
Tickets €15 available in advance from www.tickets.ie or at the door on the night.
All proceed goes to Midori no Tohoku Genki Programme. Please refer to our Support page.
We hope to see you there.
Kevin Conneff (Vocal, Bodhran)
● Member of the Chieftains. Released solo album 'The Week Before Easter' in 1988.
Seán Keane (Fiddle)
● Member of the Chieftains. He has recorded 'Seán Keane' and a duet album with fellow Chieftain Matt Molloy, 'Contentment is Wealth'. He also recorded with Mick Moloney and his brother, James Keane on the album 'Reel Away the Real World' in 1980.
Tim Edey (Guitar)
● From Broadstairs, Kent. Tim plays guitar with the Sharon Shannon band and often with Kerry Irish music legend Seamus Begley. He has toured every country in Europe with German based dance troupe Magic of the dance with world champion dancer Michael Donnellan.
Ályth McCormack (Vocal)
● Singer from the Island of Lewis in the Hebrides off Scotland. Her voice is described as having ‘spun glass fragility belying a sinewy strength’. Ályth has regularly toured with the Chieftains since 2008. She recently formed a duo with Tríona Marshall.
Tríona Marshall (Harp)
● Harpist from Portlaoise. Regularly performs with the Chieftains. Tríona recently formed a duo with Ályth McCormack.
Martin Tourish (Piano accordian, composer)
● Accordionist and composer from Donegal. Won TG4's 'Young Musician of the Year' award. Involved with many types of music, including Balkan, Klezmer, Rock, the music of Astor Piazzolla, and has shared the stage with acts as diverse as Altan, The Cafe Orchestra and Patti Smith, recorded with National Symphony Orchestra.
Frances Marshall (Vocal)
● Classically trained Soprano studying at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with Sylvia O’Regan. Winner of the Thomas Moore Cup in Feis Ceoil 2011 and prizewinner in the Percy Whitehead Cup and Soprano Cup.
Ranjo (Biwa) - Thomas Charles Marshall
● From Portlaoise. Lived in Japan from 1994 to 2008 where he studied Shakuhachi (Bamboo flute) and Satsuma biwa (Lute developed by the samurai of southern Japan).