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