Concert with Neil Martin, Catherine Ennis, and Paddy Glackin
The combination of fiddle, uilleann pipes and organ is an inexplicably beautiful and pleasing sound. Round, warm, haunting and evocative; it mixes its genres effortlessly. Catherine Ennis is among the most revered of organists, has performed at the highest level internationally and has a rare and deep empathy with traditional music.
The daughter of Seamus Ennis is one of Ireland’s most celebrated uilleann pipers and a remarkable collector of song and lore. Paddy Glackin, the original fiddle player with The Bothy Band, was himself a friend of Seamus Ennis. Paddy has collaborated with figures as diverse as John Cage, Van Morrison and Kate Bush. A native of Dublin, his family roots are in Donegal and Mayo. The music of Donegal, in particular, has influenced his playing. Neil Martin grew up playing traditional and classical music on pipes
and cello. He has composed, arranged and toured extensively. Their unique and varied repertoire ranges from bespoke arrangements of iconic traditional airs and dance tunes – Táimse im’ Chodladh, Mo Ghile Mear and The Gold Ring – through to organ settings of Vaughan Williams and to newly- composed pieces – Planxty Stackallan, The Queen of the Scals and The Boy in the Glen.
Sponsored by Roseanne and Peter O’Grady Walsh