Tullamore Club Sessions

Tullamore Rugby Club

Friday 27th May @ 8.00pm

Manus McGuire, Mareka Naito & Garry O'Briain

Manus McGuire is a fiddle player, born in Tullamore, having grown up in Sligo and now resident in County Clare. His musical gift became widely recognised at a young age when he won the prestigious Fiddler of Dooney, Irish national fiddle competition, at age 14. Since then he has gone on to record fifteen albums, with Buttons and Bows, Moving Cloud, Brock McGuire Band and Full Tilt, as well as three solo fiddle recordings.

Mareka Naito started playing classical violin at age 3 and won numerous competitions such as the Japan Classical Music competition and Velsus  International Junior Competition ( Italy). She first discovered Irish traditional  music in 2007 and began her journey of learning to play Irish fiddle.  She is also proficient in harp and concertina. She tours regularly with Japanese virtuoso guitarist, Junji Shirota.

Garry O’Briain is one of the most sought after and distinguished accompanists  in Irish traditional music. His distinctive style on mandocello and guitar is so  recognisable and reflects his remarkable skill and ease in a wide range of genres. He has been a member of landmark Irish music ensembles  including Skylark, Buttons and Bows and Boys of the Lough. His list of recording projects as a session player is extensive; he has written music for stage, film and television, as well as over a hundred songs. He has solo CDs “ Cat won’t Fly” and “Carolan’s Dream” that are critically acclaimed  by music lovers and  critics alike.

Admission: €15

Tullamore Club Sessions is supported by Offaly Arts and Dept. Tourism, Culture and Arts.

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