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DOCUMENTARY TELLS STORY OF MASTER PIPER AND PROUD KILDARE MAN LIAM O’FLYNN

DOCUMENTARY TELLS STORY OF MASTER PIPER AND PROUD KILDARE MAN LIAM O’FLYNN

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LOVERS of traditional music are in for a real treat on Easter Sunday when TG4 screens a documentary on the life and music of piper and proud Kildare man Liam O’Flynn.

This feature-length documentary tells the story of the master piper from his work with Planxty, to his ground-breaking orchestral work in The Brendan Voyage. Check out a taste of the documentary https://youtu.be/xqKhMPWhUS4

Liam O’Flynn was no ordinary musician. Acclaimed soloist, celebrated collaborator of Planxty, Seamus Heaney, and other leading musicians such as Kate Bush, Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris, Liam O’Flynn was one of Ireland’s greatest musicians.

This new feature documentary explores Liam’s remarkable reputation as a musician, revealing his extraordinary relationship with the most mystical instrument in the Irish canon – the Uilleann pipes.

An inherited tradition, Liam’s deep understanding and mastery of his instrument brought the unique sound to the wider world – to the ears of many for the first time.

This film examines how his talent developed and considers how he helped shape the course of Irish music.

Interviews with his wife Jane and their friends reveal the thoughtful and private man away from the stage – a man who had a deep affinity with the Irish landscape, and a special love of horses.

Made by DoubleBand Films, this documentary reflects on the life of an icon of Irish traditional music and explores the evolutions of his musical genius through interviews and contributions from those who played with him.

Interviewees include Irish musical icons such as Christy Moore, Donál Lunny and Andy Irvine, as well as international musicians Mark Knopfler, Ralph McTell and Donovan.

It screens on TG4 at 9.30pm on Easter Sunday.

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TOUR SCHEDULE: APR – SEP 2020 (subject to change)

Here is the current schedue of Gigs, obviously these events are subject to change due to the current climate.

APRIL 2020

GIGS in IRELAND

Sun 12. Kilkea Castle, Castledermot w/ Dónal Lunny – Postponed
Kilkea Demesne, Castledermot, Co. Kildare, R14 XE97
Tel: +353 (0)59 914 5600
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Thur 23. Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire w/ Dónal Lunny – Rescheduled 16 Sept. 2020
Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Box office: +353 (0)1 231 2929
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Fri 24. Dolan’s, Limerick
3-4 Dock Road, Limerick
Box office: +353 (0)61 314483
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MAY 2020

GIGS in IRELAND

Sat 2. Abbey Tavern, Howth
28 Abbey Road, Howth, Co. Dublin
Box office: +353 (0)1 839 0307
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Sun 3. Carlingford Heritage Centre, Carlingford
Church Road, Carlingford, Co. Louth
Tel: +353 (0)42 937 3454
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Sat 23. Féile Nasc Folk and Traditional Music Festival, Marley Park
Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16
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Fri 29. Belturbet Civic Centre, Belturbet, Co. Cavan Get Ticket
Sat 30. Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray w/ Dónal Lunny
Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Box office: +353 (0)1 2724030
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JUNE 2020

GIGS in IRELAND

Fri 12. The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow w/ Dónal Lunny
Dwyer Square, Ballinacor, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow
Box office: +353 (0)402 38529
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Fri 19. Jim Dowling Festival, Glengarriff, West Cork w/ Dónal Lunny
Glengarriff Village, West Cork
Tel: +353 (0)87 759 5931
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Sat 20. The White Horse, Ballincollig, Cork w/ Dónal Lunny
West Village, Ballincollig, Cork P31 YA40
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SEPTEMBER 2020

ANDY IRVINE & PAUL BRADY “A Celebration Of A Classic Album”
featuring Dónal Lunny & Kevin Burke

Thur 3. Perth Concert Hall, Perth Get Ticket
Sun 6. Waterfront Hall, Belfast Get Ticket
Mon 7. Vicar St, Dublin Get Ticket
Tue 8. Vicar St, Dublin Get Ticket
Fri 11. Royal Theatre, Castlebar Get Ticket

TOUR: Andy & Paul Tour Postponed – Rescheduled for Sept…

“Owing to the Irish Government’s edict of no concerts for more than 100 people. It’s with great regret that the Andy Irvine & Paul Brady tour has been postponed. We are re-scheduling for September and more information on this will be available in due course. Tickets remain valid for the postponed gigs in Vicar Street & Belfast.” Andy Irvine 2020-03-13

 

MARCH 2020

ANDY IRVINE & PAUL BRADY “A Celebration Of A Classic Album”
featuring Dónal Lunny & Kevin Burke – POSTPONEMENTS DUE TO COVID-19 –

Sat 14. Kilkenny TradFest, The Hub at Cillin Hill Get Ticket
Sun 15. Vicar St, Dublin – Rescheduled to 7th Septmeber Get Ticket
Mon 16. Royal Theatre, Castlebar – Rescheduled to 11th September Get Ticket
Wed 18. Vicar St, Dublin – Rescheduled to 8th September Get Ticket
Thur 19. Waterfront Hall, Belfast – Rescheduled to 6th September Get Ticket
Sat 21. Perth Concert Hall, Perth – Rescheduled to 3rd Septmeber Get Ticket