Three world-renowned players and singers will swap music and stories in an informal concert, telling us about how they feel these songs and tunes are connected to where they are from and why they important to them.
The concert will be followed immediately by a panel discussion with the participants and others, see separate entry for details.
Eliza Carthy – The undisputed princess of English folk has a unique understanding of the traditional music of England. Raised by a father at the forefront of the folk revival and a mother steeped in traditional song from birth, Eliza has gone on to change how a generation think about English folk music.
Siobhan Miller – Scots Trad Music award winner, Siobhan Miller is one of the finest traditional singers in Scotland today. Miller has explored not only the songs of her native Lowlands, but also the language and how attitudes towards Scots language has changed. Siobhan will focus on songs in Scots and the stories that go with them in this special performance.
Cormac Begley – Cormac Begley is a concertina player from a famous West-Kerry musical family, well known to lovers of traditional Irish music the world over. His debut solo album, released in May 2017, has received critical acclaim amassing no fewer than seven 5-star reviews. He is currently the artist in the Dock Arts Centre in Carrick-On-Shannon, Leitrim.