We are delighted to be able to share this years line up! Further information on tickets and the like will follow shortly. we are hoping to try migrate to online ticketing for this years festival so stay tuned here and on facebook for the latest details!
“Niall, Cillian and Caoimhín have all had a very busy summer of gigs with Lunasa, Buille and various other projects throughout Europe and North America. Now they’re getting ready to do their first Irish tour together. Starting in Cork on September 17th they’ll be heading off around the country with Scottish guitarist Ross Martin. They’ll be hitting Castlebar, Hollywood, Limerick, Carrick on Shannon and Armagh before ending up in Belfast on the 27th.”
Having hosted the three Vallely brothers at previous festivals in one or another incarnation, Cillian (Uillean Pipes) in 2007, Niall (Concertina) and Caoimhín (Piano & Fiddle) as Buille in 2006 & 2009, we are delighted to once again welcome them to Hollywood!
Although Niall & Caoimhín are in Buille together, and Niall & Cillian have both toured and recorded together (Callan Bridge – 2002), this is first tour which the three brothers have all embarked on together, with Scottish guitarist Ross Martin joining them.
This concert will no doubt feature strong influences of jazz, classical and even blues notes, as is often encountered in Builles distinct take on Traditional music. Couple this with the “Acoustically superb” setting of St. Kevins Church of Ireland and you will have something special indeed!
Here are a couple of small tastes of what to expect, (as this will be the guys first tour together there is understandably not much of them together available), first up is a short clip from Music Under The Mountains 2007 featuring Cillian, alongside fellow Lunasa member Seán Smith and Hollywood native Tony Davoren;
And a bit of Niall & Caoimhín as Buille at 2009’s Open House Festival in Belfast;
The Vallely Brothers perform at Music Under The Mountains 2014
Venue: St. Kevins church of Ireland, Hollywood, Saturday September 20th
Time: 8.00 pm
Buille – on a high of anticipation about Armagh’s (since realised) chances of All Ireland victory the next day – polished off Saturday night at the Ardenode with their thrilling, precise, intense & always catchy layering of traditional music (most of which were composed by one Vallely or another, it seemed) with bluesy, jazzy and even pop-like licks.