Live concerts back at the Tinahely Courthouse

The Courthouse Arts Centre is pleased to announce that the first concert of 2022 is an Irish  traditional music collaboration featuring Seamus McGuire, Niamh Varian Barry & Gerry O’Beirne, brought together by Music Network.  

Séamus McGuire viola/fiddle  

Niamh Varian-Barry viola/fiddle/voice  

Gerry O’Beirne voice/guitar 

Deeper, warmer tones of the viola bring a fresh perspective to traditional music  

Featuring the rich, mellow sound of two violas, this Music Network tour offers a fresh  perspective on traditional music from a trio of world-class musicians. 

Curiosity, virtuosity and a deep understanding of the Irish tradition are just some of the  things that unite this group. Hot on the heels of his critically acclaimed An Irish Viola/ Vióla Gaelach album release with Steve Cooney, Sligo fiddle player Seamus McGuire brings  the warmth and richness of the viola to the fore in this collaboration. Joining him on viola  is Niamh Varian-Barry, a highly accomplished singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist  and one of a select few who can move between classical and folk music with ease.  Completing the line-up, Gerry O’Beirne is the go-to guitarist for many musicians, and  brings his glorious voice as well as his massive breadth of expertise across many genres to  the trio.  

Audiences can look forward to hearing captivating arrangements of songs and  instrumentals as well a brand new Music Network commission. The programme will  explore traditional grooves, great melody and the beautiful sonority of the viola.

Sunday 6th February €16/€14 

8.30pm Doors 8pm 


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