Dermot Byrne, Steve Cooney & Trevor Hutchinson In Concert
25th November 2016, Ramelton Town Hall
Commencing at 8.00 pm – Admission €15.00.
Dermot Byrne, one of Ireland’s finest traditional accordion players, will perform in the Ramelton Town Hall on Friday 25 November 2016. This concert follows on last year’s highly successful series of performances to sell-out crowds in venues throughout the country. ‘I was really overwhelmed with the response to last year’s tour’, Dermot said, ‘We got fantastic crowds who were really into our style of music’.
For many years a member of Altan Dermot performed, recorded and toured extensively with the group along with artists like Donal Lunny, Steve Cooney and Stephane Grapelli, bringing the beauty and joy of traditional Irish music to audiences all over the world. In other collaborations he has performed with Frankie Gavin, Sharon Shannon, and The Stunning along with many other outstanding Irish and international musicians.
For his contribution to Irish music Dermot was chosen as TG4’s Traditional Musician of the Year 2013. Currently Dermot is touring in Canada following recent performances at the Fleadh in Ennis.
For his tour Dermot will be joined by Australian Steve Cooney on guitar and Tyrone man Trevor Hutchinson on bass. Both Steve and Trevor have impeccable traditional music credentials with extensive touring, recording and performance experience alongside the greats of Irish traditional music.
Australian-born guitarist, bassist, producer and didgeridoo player Steve Cooney is one of the most dynamic modern performers in traditional music. He has played with Stockton`s Wing, Sharon Shannon, Seamus Begley and Sinead O’Connor along with many other groups over the years. This year Steve has performed with Noel Hill, Iarla O’Lionaird and Dermot and most recently played at the guitar festival in Clonakilty.
Bassist Trevor Hutchinson started his musical career in the late 70s playing electric bass with the innovative Belfast band, Katmandu. In 1986 he joined The Waterboys and toured with them until 1991. After switching to double bass he hooked up with Sharon Shannon to launch her solo career. He has performed and recorded with many artists over the years including; The Waterboys, Luka Bloom, Karen Casey, and De Danann. This year Trevor has played with his band Lunasa in America, Switzerland, France and Japan.
Mc Daid Family Group to support Dermot Byrne Tour
A family group of very talented young musicians will be the support act for Dermot Byrne’s upcoming Irish tour. Ranging in age from sixteen down to twelve, sisters Muireann, Ciara and Aine McDaid will be joined by their young brother Daire as Dermot’s guests.
Based in Tullamore, Co. Offaly and playing combinations of fiddle, accordion, concertina, clarinet and banjo the group will bring their own unique style of Irish music to complement Dermot’s trademark accordion playing.
Despite their tender years the brother and sisters are veterans of several All-Ireland Fleadhs and have performed with Killeigh and Rahan Comhaltas groups at many events and concerts over the last number of years.
Coming from a well-known Donegal sporting family the group is named ‘The Football Specials’ after the popular flavoured mineral water drink made by their grandfather at McDaid’s of Ramelton.
A night full of excellent traditional music, a night not to be missed.