Concert archief

Stichting Folk Groningen - Concert archief
datum zaterdag 30 september 2006
plaats De Oosterpoort
aanvang 20.15 uur
entree euro 12,50
voorverkoop kassa De Oosterpoort 050 - 3680368 of www.de-oosterpoort.nl
 

pure irish drops 2006

extra info Onder de titel Pure Irish Drops komen jaarlijks 3 Ierse muzikanten op toernee naar Duitsland en..Groningen. Ze worden aan de hand van een thema bij elkaar gezocht en dat is dit jaar " music from The Déise (spreek uit als Daysha) ". Het is de oude Ierse naam voor de regio die bestaat uit het graafschap Waterford en het zuiden van Tipperary en Killkenny. Drie leden van de toonaangevende Ierse band Danu geven in een kleinschalig concert een indruk van de muzikale tradities van The Déise, het gebied waar ze alledrie hun wortels hebben.De musici zijn Benny McCarthy (trekharmonika's),Fionn Mac Goilla Chuda (fiddle) en Donal Clancy (gitaar en andere snaarinstrumenten)
 
english Benny McCarthy - button accordeon, melodeon

Like the other tour members, Benny's family is also highly musical. His brother Stephen is a dancer in the old traditional sean nós style, and sister Sharon is a talented fiddle and bodhrán player. Benny, or officially Brendan, comes from Deelish, West Waterford, and is a founder member of Danú. He began to play the accordion at the age of 13 and for many years received tuition from Bobby Gardiner (teacher of Ciarán ó Gealbháin). Benny also absorbed influences from other players including Jackie Daly, Joe Derrane and Máirtín O' Connor. His love of the melodeon was instilled in him by his teacher Bobby, himself a maestro on the instrument.As his career has progressed, Benny has developed his own uniquely personal style, clearly influenced by his melodeon playing, and skilfully adapted to his preferred accordion brand Saltarelle. In 1994 he won the prestigious Oireachtas Competition on both melodeon and accordeon. Benny is always happiest when playing, and is equally at home in large concert halls and small pubs. He is the powerhouse of every group he plays with.

Fionn Mac Goilla Chuda - Fiddle

Fionn was born in Dublin, began music lessons on fiddle at the age of 8 and gave up music shortly after until early teens. At the age 13 he moved to his mother's home place of An Rinn, Co. Waterford (in the Gaeltacht/Irish-speaking area) and began to learn Uilleann pipes at the age of 15 from MacDara Mac Donnchadha. He played in many different groups inside and outside school and entered many under-age music competitions with Dónal Clancy, Donnchadh Gough, Benny McCarthy and others.

He took up the fiddle again at the age of 18 and toured with an Irish-language theatre group for a period as musical director, studied formal music for 2 years at Waterford Regional Technical College and then left to pursue a career in film and broadcasting as a cameraman. Fionn had many appearances on Irish TV (including twice on TG4's Geantraí traditional music programme) and many radio recordings.

His main musical influences are Séamus Ennis, Willie Clancy, Tommy Potts, Tony MacMahon, Seán & Peadar ó Riada & Nioclás Tóibín, his fiddle style is probably similar to Sean Keane of the Chieftains as both have piping influences. The ornamentation and approach to his music is similar to a pipers approach and choice of tune.

Dónal Clancy - guitar and stringed instruments

Dónal Clancy was born into a highly musical family in An Rinn, Co Waterford. Since his father Liam Clancy (one of the legendary Clancy Brothers), his uncles and aunts are singers, actors and musicians, it was inevitable that he would follow in their footsteps. Now one of the most sought-after guitarists on the entire Celtic music scene, the multi-instrumentalist extends his virtuosity to the 5-string banjo, bouzouki and mandolin, adding new nuances and textures to Irish music. Since he started to play the guitar at an early age, Donal has worked with a host of musicians and groups including "Rare", The Clancy Brothers, and some of the most artistically ambitious und challenging musicians in the history of Irish music: Solas, Eileen Ivers and Danu