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4th May, 2019
The ICC is proud to present for one night only
Dónal Lunny and Paddy Glackin in Concert
Tickets £20.00 / £18.00 concs
Donal Lunny has been one of Ireland’s most influential musicians for close to 50 years. Considered to be the pioneer of Irish trad and folk music, the guitar / bouzouki player was a founding member of Ireland’s super-groups ‘Planxty’, ‘The Bothy Band’ and ‘Moving Hearts’. He has worked with artists such as Kate Bush, Paul Brady, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Mark Knofler, Hot House Flowers, Sinead O Connor and Sharon Shannon; He has played in the bands ‘Coolfin’, ‘Mozaik’, ‘LAPD’ and he is currently a member of the awesome band ‘Ushers Island’ which also features Paddy Glackin. Irish fiddle genius Paddy Glackin was also a member of The Bothy Band – winner of Ireland’s Traditional Musicians Of The Year, he is considered to be simply one of Ireland’s greatest living fiddle players. This duo of such magnificent calibre will provide you with an unforgettable night of music, do not miss this rare chance to see them both in concert.
More about Dónal Lunny:
Dónal Lunny is popularly regarded as having being central to the renaissance of Irish Music over the last three decades. Since the seventies Dónal has had involvement with some of the most innovative bands to emerge from Ireland including Planxty, the Bothy Band, Moving Hearts, Coolfin, and more recently Mozaik. He has toured across the world, collaborating with musicians of many different cultures.
Dónal co-founded Mulligan Records and produced 17 albums for the label. Since then he has produced tracks for, and collaborated on albums with Kate Bush, Mark Knopfler, Indigo Girls, Clannad, and Baaba Maal among others. He produced the internationally acclaimed album for EMI, ‘Common Ground’, featuring such artists as Bono, Neil and Tim Finn, and Elvis Costello.
He continues his work in studio production, also occasionally composing music for theatre, television and film.
A member of Aosdána, in 2008 Dónal received an Honorary Doctorate in music from Trinity College. In 2009 he was appointed Artist in Residence at the University of Limerick, where he frequently teaches.
More about Paddy Glackin:
Paddy Glackin was the original fiddler of the Bothy Band when they were original known as Seachtair. He has etched a reputation as one of our premier fiddlers, steely yet divinely delicate. He is Dublin born but adopted his father’s Donegal stylings and has taken a unique route from 1973 All-Ireland fiddle champion to the groundbreaking experimental-trad treasure Hidden Ground with Jolyon Jackson in 1980, not to mention performing with minimalist icon John Cage, and coming full circle of sorts with his old peers of the 1970s in LAPD.