Concert Double Bill Steph Geremia Quartet with Dermot Byrne, Aaron Jones, Ian Carr and Boruma Trio, Eileen O Brien, Andrew MacNamara, Geraldine Cotter.
Steph Geremia is an Irish multi-instrumentalist and singer highly regarded as one of the finest traditional musicians of her generation. Perhaps best known for her vibrant and versatile Irish flute playing and as a mainstay of the critically acclaimed Irish group, Alan Kelly Gang, she has also impressed as a singer, presenting her own identity of a breathy Celtic vocal style mixed with a hint of her American roots. 2023 will welcome an exciting new chapter with the release of her first solo album fully dedicated to song. The album is produced by renowned multi-instrumentalist, John McCusker (Mark Knopfler Band) and will include a star-studded cast of musical friends and cohorts.
â€śa vivid blending of New World energy with Old World vibrancyâ€ť Songlines
â€śshe proves a formidable ensemble player, providing passages of silvery, lyrical brilliance lifted by superb breath control and dexterous, dancing fingerworkâ€ť Songlines
Her sprightly, breathy style pays homage to the great Peter Horan and that buoyant Sligo flute style to which she has been inexorably drawn.â€ť The Irish Times
Steph Geremia - Flute/Vocals
Dermot Byrne - accordion
Aaron Jones - bouzouki / Vocals
Ian Carr â€“ Guitar
The musical collaboration features fiddle player Eileen O' Brien, from Nenagh in north Tipperary, accordion player Andrew MacNamara, from Tulla, east Clare, and, on piano and tin whistle, Geraldine Cotter from Ennis.
The artists are described as â€śa unique and exciting musical ensemble, which successfully unites the two stylistic musical traditions of East County Clare and North County Tipperary; exploring the C#/D and B/C accordion playing styles through creative, empathic musical arrangementâ€ť
The Boruma Trio derives its name from Brian Boru High King of Ireland, who was born at the Fort of Kincora, also known as BĂ©al Boruma.
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