Music Under The Mountains 2011: 23rd to 25th September

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Started with the aim of promoting traditional music in Hollywood and the West Wicklow area in general, the Music Under the Mountains Festival has been held every year since 1991 so this will be its 20th. Anniversary. The Music Under the Mountains festival supports the Laura Greaves Bursary music school which provides lessons in various traditional musical instruments for children in Hollywood and surrounding villages.

The program for this year, yet to be finalised, will include:

Friday 23rd. September
Album launch by Jig away the Donkey Gerry O’Connor (Fiddle)
Martin Quinn (Accordion)
Gabriel McCardle (Concertina & Vocals)

Saturday 24th. September
Musical Workshops in community centre (to be announced)

St. Kevins Church 8.30 p.m.
Alyth & Triona
Alyth McCormack (Vocals)
Triona Marshall (Harp)

Sunday 25th. September Morning singing session hosted by Kevin Conneff

Evening concert with I Draw Slow

Also featured in this years line-up, final details on Festival program.

Na Faderlings
Cian O Sullivan (Flute)
Tony Burke (Bazouky & Vocals)

Michelle O Brien and friends


2010 line up for Music under the Mountains festival of traditional music

Friday 24th

9.00 pm Hollywood Inn

Alyth McCormack (vocal) & Triona Marshall (harp)

Saturday 25th

10.30 am Hollywood Inn

Workshops with Michelle O’Brien (fiddle), Peter Browne (accordion) & Gavin Whelan (whistle)

2.00 pm Hollywood Inn

Gavin Whelan Band

3.00 pm Tutty’s

Session led by Steve Larkin (fiddle), Kevin Rowsome (pipes) & Mick Kinsella (harmonica)

9.00 pm Hollywood Inn

Josephine Marsh (accordion) & Mick Kinsella (harmonica)

Sunday 26th

12.30 pm Tutty’s

Singing session hosted by Phil Callery

8.00 pm Tutty’s

Michelle O’Brien (fiddle), Peter Browne (accordion) & Eugene Quinn (guitar & banjo)

Alyth McCormack

Alyth McCormack, from the Isle of Lewis, led the Sunday afternoon singing session in Tutty’s (seated beside Kevin Conneff, with whom she has performed with many times in the Chieftains). A superb communicator & story teller, as well as a delicate, honest & moving singer, Alyth held the room still with her voice while both talking and singing.

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