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19/May/2017 – Andy Irvine & Paul Brady, Cork Opera House, Cork Ireland (40th Anniversary Reunion Tour)
Heather on the Moor Houdini Lord Thomas Stensons (Set of Tunes) Băneasă's Green Glade / Horo Cocks Are Crowing The Dream / Indiana Wearin' the Britches The Blacksmith / Blacksmithereens --- Martinmas Time / The Little Stack of Wheat Lough Erne Shore Bonny Woodhall Fred Finn's Reel / Sailing into Walpole's Marsh (Set of Reels) Arthur McBride Autumn Gold The Jolly Soldier / Blarney Pilgrim Streets of Derry Mary and the Soldier Plains of Kildare --- The Braes Of Moneymore Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
Note: This set was typical of the 40th Anniversary Tour concerts. The Vicar St. gig that I attended had the exact same setlist.
Altan, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Paul Brady and Castle Céilí Band among headline acts at Gradam Ceoil TG4
The performers are the recipients of the TG4 Gradam Ceoil 2017 (All-Ireland Traditional Music Awards) and include big names like Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, fiddler, singer, and founding member of Altan and Donal Lunny.
They will joined on stage by their own special musical guests in a unique, star-studded line-up of musicians and award-presenters, including Altan, Paul Brady, Andy Irvine, The Castle Céilí Band, The Atlantic Arc Orchestra, Na Mooneys, The Macalla Orchestra and many more.
The prestigious event, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is the ‘oscars’ of Irish music, and will be broadcast live on TG4.
It is one of the best line-ups the concert has seen in years and tickets are selling quickly.,.
Gradam Ceoil TG4 2017 Line Up
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh agus Altan (Overall Gradam Ceoil award) Liam O’ Brien, the O’Brien family and Hajime Takahashi (Young Musician/ Ceoltóir Óg TG4 2017) Micheál Ó Ruanaigh and The Macalla Orchestra (Best Composer/ Gradam an Chumadóra 2017) Donal Lunny, Paul Brady, Andy Irvine (Hall of Fame/ Gradam Saoil 2017) Mick O’ Connor and family (Special Contribution/ Gradam Comaoine 2017) Rita Gallagher (Best Singer/ Amhránaí TG4 2017) The Castle Ceili Band Atlantic Arc Orchestra Na Mooneys
Tickets for TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards 2017, priced €25, are now available from the Cork Opera House www.corkoperahouse.ie/ or phone 021 4270022.
For more information see www.gradam.ie or Facebook and Twitter @gradamceoil. #Gradam