January 13, 2018 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
Niamh Parsons, voiceCiar┤n Tourish, fiddle/whistleLiam Kelly, flute/whistleJohn Doyle, guitar, voiceрExquisite singingс п The Guardian [on Parsons]рSligo has a reputation for its richly rhythmic flute style, and Dervishуs Liam Kelly is one of its finest exponentsс п The Irish times рA tremendous musicianс п Hot Press [on Tourish]рNo one in Irish traditional music is a better guitarist than him [Doyle] right nowс п Earle Hitchener, The Wall Street Journal Stop all the clocks as four leading lights of Irish trad join forces in what promises to be an unforgettable tour. At the forefront of the Irish music scene for over 25 years, theyуve performed in every corner of the globe. Leading the charge is Arcadyуs Niamh Parsons, a peerless balladeer with one of the most distinctive voices in Irish music.Donegal fiddle maestro and long-time member of Altan, Ciar┤n Tourish is f░ted for his incendiary improvisation and cascading arpeggios, the perfect foil for the invention and rhythmic drive of flautist Liam Kelly. A founder member of Dervish, Kelly is equally at home trading riffs with James Brown, The Buena Vista Social Club or Sting. Add to the mix John Doyleуs signature guitar sound, heard on recordings by Solas, Joan Baez, Usherуs Island, Linda Thompson and Tim OуBrien among others, and itуs definitely time to cut off the telephone.