Antoni O’Breskey – Nomadic Piano Project

Music Under The Mountains are delighted to announce a very special midsummer’s concert, Antoni O’Breskey!

Antoni (piano) is joined by Joe McHugh (uilleann pipes & whistles), Consuelo Nerea (vocals, harmonim, fiddle & bodhrán) & Tony Byrne (guitar).

“He is a man for whom the notion of borders means very little, a genius whose music is without frontiers, and whose originality makes him one of the most innovative composers in any contemporary medium. He gives us a strong idea of our roots and besides points out a few possible roads we might take in the future.” Oliver Sweeney – Hot Press

0001.jpg

Antoni O’Breskey & Band.

St. Kevin’s Church of Ireland, Hollywood.

Saturday September 22nd 2019

Tickets €20 (excluding booking fees) are available now from Eventbrite & musicunderthemountains.com. 

 

Advertisements

Eleanor McEvoy -MUTM 2019

Music Under The Mountains are delighted to welcome the internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy to continue our 2019 festival program!

Eleanor-McEvoy-0144-731x1024.jpeg

Immersed in music from the age of four, Eleanor performed with the Irish National Symphony Orchestra before going on to joining “The Mary Black Band”. Eleanor came bursting onto the scene in earnest with her involvement in the “A Woman’s Heart” Album, performing the title track which she herself wrote. “A Woman’s Heart” went on to sell over 750,000 copies and to this days remains one of the highest selling albums in Irish history. This firmly established Eleanor as one of Ireland’s biggest stars, launching a career that has resulted in twelve studio albums and constant acclaim.

 

Eleanor McEvoy performs at Music Under The Mountains 2019

St. Kevin’s Church of Ireland

Saturday September 21st, 8pm

Tickets €20 (excluding booking fee), available from musicunderthemountains.com and Eventbrite

 

Jane Clarke, Cormac Breatnach & Eamonn Sweeney – MUTM 2019

Music Under The Mountains are delighted to kick off our 2019 festival with an intimate night of Poetry & Music featuring Jane Clarke (Poet), Cormac Breatnach (Flute & Whistles) & Eamon Sweeney (Guitar).

Jane Clarke grew up on a farm in Co. Roscommon and now lives with her partner in Glenmalure in Co. Wicklow. Her first collection, ‘The River’, was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2015. She was awarded a literary bursary by the Arts Council / An Comhairle Ealaíon in September 2017 for the completion of her second collection and her work on a sequence in response to a soldier’s letters from the Front during World War 1, in collaboration with the Mary Evans Picture Library, London.

“The virtues of Jane Clarke’s writing include a broad sympathy that never usurps the voice of the other, that guides the reader to understanding and respect; a pleasure in ingenious objects and crafts that is deftly transmitted; and a clarity which does not deny mystery but makes room for it.”                                                

– Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Ireland Professor of Poetry.

Her poems have been published in The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Irish Times, The Irish Independent and various other publications, Jane has also had poems broadcast on RTE Lyric FM, RTE Radio 1’s Sunday Miscellany, Arena and the Poetry Programme.

Jane’s second collection, ‘When the Tree Falls’, will be published by Bloodaxe Books in September 2019.

 

Cormac Breatnach has been immersed in the Irish musical tradition from his early childhood. Throughout his career, which has spanned the last three decades, he has performed with Donal Lunny, Arty McGlynn, Iarla O’Lionaird, Matt Molloy, Micheál Ó’Súilleabháin, Paul McSherry, Elvis Costello and countless others. Cormac’s music takes it roots from deep within the Irish tradition but is also highly influenced by Jazz and Blues.

Cormac made his mark with Deiseal in the 1990s and, later, duetting with Martin Dunlea on 2001’s ‘Music for Whistle and Guitar’. 2012’s Éalú brought Cormac’s Jazz, Galician and Basque influences centre stage in an altogether more personal odyssey. Cormac’s latest album, ‘The Whistle Blower’ was released in 2018, it is a deeply personal work that explores and express musically how a particular traumatic event, his brother Osgurs wrongful arrest and conviction for involvement in the Sallins Mail Train Robbery in 1976 ,affected Cormac from his early teens into adulthood. Cormac also produced a short film to accompany the album, which was screened in the Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray, The Galway Film Fleadh, The Wexford Film Festival & The Cork Film Festival.

“Cormac Breatnach’s portrayal of the Sallins Mail Train Robbery case evocatively captures that dark period in Irish policing and criminal justice, and its enduring ramifications for his brother, his family and himself.”

– Professor Dermot P.J. Walsh MRIA, Kent Law School, University of Kent.

“An extraordinary project that Cormac undertook a couple of years back as a result of an arts council funded initiative: he uses the music a suite of pieces to tell the story of the Sallins Mail Train Robbery, in which his brother Osgur was wrongly accused; it’s a wonderful piece of work and the music is just gorgeous with co musicians Daire Bracken and Martin Tourish…”

-Ellen Cranitch ‘Vespertine’ RTÉ Lyric FM

 

Eamon Sweeney studied classical guitar at the DIT Conservatory of Music, while there he was exposed to the Baroque guitar, igniting his fascination with the style and inspiring his doctoral research into the guitar’s role as a continuo instrument in the court of Louis XIV, an unexplored area of French Baroque music. He has since performed on stage, radio and television, both as a solo artist and with various ensembles including the National Symphony Orchestra, National Concert Orchestra and Opera Theatre Company.

Eamon teaches and performs extensively, including giving broadcasts, lectures and seminars in Ireland and abroad. He has performed at many International Music Festivals including Sligo Festival of Baroque Music, Bath International Guitar Festival, Dundee International Guitar Festival, Guitar Festival of Ireland and the City of Derry Guitar Festival. Eamon teaches with the KWETB in Bray Music Centre and in post–primary schools throughout the county.

Jane Clarke, Cormac Breatnach & Eamon Sweeney perform at Music Under The Mountains 2019

Friday September 20th 2019, 8PM

Tickets €20, available from musicunderthemountains.com and Eventbrite

 

“The Irish Fiddle Celebrated”

One of the highlights of this years festival was the wonderfully informative “The Irish Fiddle Celebrated” with Paddy Glackin & Robbie Hannan. This interview style presentation gave those in attendance an intimate encounter with one of the country’s most accomplished fiddle players and drew on Paddys lifetime of experience with the instrument. The following concert in St. Kevin’s Church was also wonderful, a fantastic acoustic recital in a truly special venue. We hope that we will be welcoming Paddy & Robbie back to Music Under The Mountains sooner rather than later! Many thanks to the Creative Ireland Programme for their most generous support which allowed this event to take place.

DSC_0519DSC_0514DSC_0511DSC_0505DSC_0499DSC_05231DSC_0524.JPG

Subsidised Shuttle Bus at MUTM2018

Coming to Music Under The Mountains? If you are attending one or more of our concerts and live in the circle below then we will drop you home! For the second year running we are offering a subsidised shuttle service to ensure you can enjoy your night out and get home safely after! Departure times will be confirmed later in the week. Many thanks to Billy Lenihan who is kindly providing this subsidised service.


Tickets are still available for the festival at musicunderthemountains.com/tickets, book now to avoid disappointment!

Robbie Hannan

We are delighted to announce that Robbie Hannan (Uilleann Pipes) shall perform on Saturday September 22nd with Paddy Glackin. Robbie has performed with Paddy many times and they have also recorded an album together, “Séideán Sí”.

In addition, Robbie, (a broadcaster and authority on traditional music, particularly the fiddle music of County Donegal), will also co-host our talk on Saturday afternoon, “The Irish Fiddle Celebrated”, with Paddy Glackin.

Robbie is kindly replacing Dermot McLaughlin, who due to circumstances beyond our control is no longer in a position to perform.

Paddy & Robbie will be joined on Saturday night by Seán-Óg Potts (Uilleann Pipes) & Paul McGrattan (Flute), this will be a superb night of music that we hope you can all join us for!

Tickets available at musicunderthemountains.com

Music Under The Mountains 2018 Line Up

We are happy to announce the  line up for Music Under The Mountains 2018! 

Tickets for all events will be going on sale through our site in the coming days, in the meantime keep in touch with all the latest news by liking us on Facebook!


Music Under the Mountains 2018
Sept. 21st, 22nd, 23rd 2018

—–Friday 21st—–

++++++Concert+++++

Jean-Michel Veillon (Flute)
Yvon Riou (Guitar)

St. Kevin’s Church of Ireland, Hollywood, 8.00 pm

Admission: €20

—–Saturday 22nd—–

++++++Workshops++++++

Jean-Michel Veillon (Flute)
Yvon Riou (Guitar)
Paul Bradley (Fiddle)

Hollywood Centre, 10.30 am

€10

++++++Music In The Woods++++++

  A sponsored walk through scenic Hollywood forest to the sound of live traditional music. A  true musical trail!

Meet in the village at 2 pm

++++++The Irish Fiddle Celebrated++++++

  A celebration of our national fiddle tradition, presented by  Paddy Glackin and Robbie Hannan.

Hollywood Centre, 4 pm

€10

++++++Concert++++++

Seán Óg Potts  (Uilleann Pipes)
Paul McGrattan (Flute)

Paddy Glackin (Fiddle)
Robbie Hannan (Uilleann Pipes)

St. Kevin’s Church of Ireland, 7.00 pm

Admission €20

++++++Session++++++

Music from Brittany with Tom Lemmonier & Friends
Hollywood Inn, 8.00 pm

—–Sunday 23rd—–

++++++Annual Singing Session++++++

Hosted by Helen Diamond

Tutty’s Bar, 12.30 pm

All singers welcome!

++++++Closing Concert++++++

Gay McKeon (Uilleann Pipes)

St. Kevins Church of Ireland, 6.00 pm

Admission €20

++++++Session++++++

More music from Brittany with Tom Lemmonier & Friends
Hollywood Inn, 8.00 pm

+++++Plus more to be announced!+++++

mutm-2018_v21.png

******************************************************

*Times and Venues subject to change*

**Tickets priced excluding booking charges**

***For more information like us on Facebook and follow our WordPress blog***

Download the poster here for distribution.

******************************************************

By musicunderthemountains Posted in 2018

Jean-Michel Veillon & Yvon Riou

Music Under The Mountains are delighted to welcome two giants of Breton Music to Hollywood for an intimate performance in St. Kevins Church of Ireland, Jean-Michel Veillon & Yvon Riou.

Duo Veillon&Riou HD03259 ∏ Eric Legret

Born on the north coast of Brittany, Jean-Michel Veillon was first a dancer and then a bombard* player in his teens. He then started to play the transverse wooden flute, getting his first influences from various Irish flute players, but then created distinct articulation techniques, more adapted to the Breton music.

Jean-Michel toured Europe and the U.S extensively from the 1980’s until today as a founder member of the highly praised KORNOG, PENNOU SKOULM, DEN, BARZAZ, TOUD’SAMES, Alain GENTY Group, Dan AR BRAZ & Heritage des Celtes, Jacques PELLEN & Celtic Procession  (jazz and trad fusion), and recently toured with the prestigious tabla player ZAKIR HUSSAIN, recording a live CD (« Distant Kin ») at the San Francisco Jazz Center together with Indian, Scottish and Irish musicians.

Widely credited with introducing the simple system wooden flute into Breton folk music and primarly responsible, through his intensive teaching efforts and hundreds of concerts and festivals appearances, for its enthusiastic adoption among many dozens of young musicians throughout Brittany, Jean-Michel has achieved widespread recognition as one of world’s premier traditional flute players.

[* Bombard : old type of very loud double reed oboe, almost an emblem of Brittany]

Yvon Riou, guitar player from the coast of Tregor*, started with playing the open tuning (dadgad type), popularized in Brittany by guitarists like Soïg SIBÉRIL and Gilles LE BIGOT. He later developed his own very personal style of accompaniment, both sensitive and energetic, which makes him sound like no other.

Yvon played with the breton bands SKOLVAN & PENNOÙ SKOULM and accompanied on several occasions famous Irish musicians like Brid HARPER or the trio Paul BRADLEY, Ger FITZGERALD & Joe Mc KENNA. He was also part of the  Brian Mc COMBE band with the Brittany-based bodhrán player and percussionist David « Hopi » HOPKINS, touring several times all over France and Poland.        

[*Tregor : beautiful part of northern Brittany, cuturally very rich and dynamic]

Created in 1993, the duo Veillon-Riou was the first flute and guitar duo dedicated to Breton music, playing in innumerable festoù-noz* in Brittany, but also in concert with a repertoire extending to Irish & Scottish music and beyond. Jean-Michel & Yvon have toured extensively in Ireland (recording a live album – « Beo »  – at the Culturlann McAdam O Fiaich in Belfast) but also played in Poland, Italy, England, USA and Canada). Their new album « Deus an Aod d’ar Menez » just came out in march 2017.

[Festoù-noz *(night-fests) : dance-evenings very popular all over Brittany]

 

 

Jean Michel Veillon & Yvon Rioux 

Venue: St. Kevins Church of Ireland, Hollywood Co. Wicklow

8pm November 11th 2017

Tickets €15*, available at musicunderthemountains.com/tickets

*Exclusive of booking fees*