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Ceol Aneas Irish Festival 2017 Concert

Sun 4 Jun

The highlight Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival is the tutors concert. Headlined by the talented Kevin Crawford, Colin Farrell, Patrick Doocey and Dáire Mulhern from Ireland, the concert is a chance for all our tutors and festival guests to give us all a taste of their wonderful musical skills and creativity. Expect a delightful night of traditional Irish music and “craic” with toe tapping tunes from all the artists.

This year’s guests represent a veritable power house of international Irish music talent, the strongest lineup the festival has ever had.

Last years concert was very full so be in quick to avoid disappointment.
More information about the festival and the musicians can be found on www.irishmusic.org.nz.

Show Times

  • Sunday, 7pm
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    Kevin Crawford (Flute) is one of the world’s leading Irish musicians and is returning to Ceol Aneas for the first time since 2004. Born in Birmingham, England, Kevin Crawford’s early life was one long journey into Irish music and Co. Clare, to where he eventually moved while in his 20’s. He was a founding member of Moving Cloud, the Clare-based band who recorded such critically-acclaimed albums as Moving Cloud and Foxglove, and he has also recorded with Grianin, Raise the Rafters, Joe Derrane, Natalie Merchant, Susan McKeown and Sean Tyrrell. He now tours the world with Ireland’s cutting-edge traditional band, Lúnasa, called by some the “Bothy Band of the 21st Century,” with eight ground-breaking albums to their credit: LúnasaOtherworldThe Merry Sisters of FateRedwoodThe Kinnity SessionsThe Story So Far and La Nua. His latest project is the Teetotallers, a supergroup trio that also features Martin Hayes and John Doyle. A virtuoso flute player, Kevin has also recorded several solo albums including The ‘D’ Flute AlbumIn Good CompanyOn Common Ground, a duo recording with Lúnasa’s piper, Cillian Vallely, and his most recent, Carrying the Tune.

    Colin Farrell (fiddle) was born in Manchester, England, into a very musical family to parents from Co.Galway and Co.Cavan, Colin started playing the fiddle and tin-whistle from an early age and won numerous titles at the Fleadh Cheoil. Colin has made a name for himself performing and recording with an array of great musicians in Europe and the US, including such performers and groups as Flook, Grada, John Doyle, Tim O’Brien, Karen Casey, the Elders, Project West, the Michael McGoldrick Band and Lunasa. Colin is also a composer whose tunes have been played and recorded by numerous bands and musicians. In 2005, Colin was awarded a Masters Degree in Music from Limerick University.

    Dáire Mulhern (accordion) is from Ennis in County Clare in the west of Ireland, the home of traditional music and is related to the renowned fiddler Michael Coleman. Dáire has won five solo all-Ireland Fleadh titles as well as many first place finishes in Ceili Bands, Duets & Trios. He has toured with groups such as Ragus, Celtic Legends, Session A9, Blind Harper, Celtic Fusion, & Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, and has performed at Carnegie Hall New York, the National Concert Hall Dublin and the main stage at Lorient Festival Interceltique. Dáire also composes music, some of which was featured on the Grammy short-listed Beoga album “The Incident”.

    Patrick Doocey (guitar) is an All-Ireland winning multi-instrumentalist. Patrick is quickly becoming one of the most in demand accompanists on the Irish music scene today. Predominately self taught on guitar, Patrick’s exciting style on both nylon and steel string guitar combines influences from many genres. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts and having lived in Foxford, County Mayo, Patrick now resides in New York City. His talents have brought him and his music all over Europe, Asia, America and Africa perform with artists such as Sharon Shannon, Liz Carroll, Lunasa, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Teada, Buille, Cathal Hayden, Karan Casey, Sean Keane.

    Rounding out this year’s incredible tutor lineup are three of the finest musicians from the strong Irish music scene in Australia, Ben Stephenson (Whistle), Ado Barker (fiddle) and Luke Plumb (Mandolin). Joining them from New Zealand, Nelson in fact, is Brendyn Montgomery (Flute) one of New Zealand’s leading traditional Irish Musicians.


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    Ceol Aneas


    • Kevin Crawford
    • Colin Farrell
    • Patrick Doocey
    • Dáire Mulhern
    • Ben Stephenson
    • Ado Barker
    • Luke Plumb
    • Brendyn Montgomery

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    Venue: The Theatre Royal

    78 Rutherford St

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