Wednesday, June 19, 2013



SÉAMUS ENNIS TRIBUTE CONCERT on Sat, 22nd of June 2013, in Naul, Dublin, Ireland.

 Celebrating the sustaining influence of Séamus Ennis' work on generations of Irish musicians. Featuring Conor McKeon, Dermot McLaughlin & Paddy Glackin.

Conor McKeon ranks as one of the most exciting and gifted young uilleann pipers to emerge over the last ten years. A native of Dublin, Conor was raised in a most musical household, his mother Mary Corcoran is a noted fiddle and piano player and his father, Gay, is a highly regarded uilleann piper. Conor is a former recipient of the 'TG4 Young Musician of the Year' award and his style and repertoire has been influenced to a large degree by the playing of Séamus Ennis. Conor studied pipes under Robbie Hannan of Belfast and Sean Og Potts of Dublin and both these pipers acknowledge Ennis as someone who helped shape their own musical expression. Conor along with his brother Sean and his father Gay features on a CD release entitled 'The Dusty Miller'. He plays a Cillian Ó Briain set of pipes.

Fiddle player Paddy Glackin was brought up in Dublin but his father's people came from near Doochary in west Donegal and the music of that county has been formative in shaping his own musical development. Although widely associated with the rich fiddle tradition of Donegal, Paddy Glackin also draws inspiration from such giants of Irish music as Tommie Potts of Dublin, Padraig O'Keefe of Kerry and John Kelly of west Clare among others. Another significant influence on Paddy's music was Séamus Ennis and, as a former Traditional Music officer with the Arts Council of Ireland, Paddy was instrumental in creating an educational project in county Dublin that saw Séamus Ennis visit schools to talk about and to play his music. A founding member of the enormously influential Bothy Band, Paddy has recorded extensively with, among others, Paddy Keenan, Donal Lunny, Jolyon Jackson, Robbie Hannan and Micheal Ó Domhnaill.

Dermot McLaughlin is a native of Derry City and has lived in Dublin since the late 1970s when he came to study in Trinity College. Although primarily regarded as a fiddle player, Dermot is also an accomplished piper. Like his friend, Paddy Glackin, he has been greatly influenced by the music of John Doherty, the traveling tinsmith from Donegal. Other Donegal musicians that have helped shape Dermot's approach to music are Francie and Mickey Byrne of Kilcar, Con Cassidy of Teelin, James Byrne of Glencolmcille and Vincent Campbell of Glenties.

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