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The Kilfenora Céilí Band

Sligo Live

This expertly produced show of high-spirited traditional music, energetic & athletic dancing, melodious song with witty storytelling will get your hearts racing and your feet tapping in a way you never expected!

Regarded by aficionados as the quintessential Irish céilí band, the Kilfenora Céilí band, together with guests, singers Edel Vaughan, Jerry Lynch, dancers Laura Minogue, and world champions Michael and Matthew Gardiner perform an uplifting, energetic and entertaining shows at the Hawkswell Theatre Sligo on Saturday October 19th at 8pm.

The band, who continue to forge new ground with their innovative recordings, artistic collaborations, repertoire and concert presentations will also be marking the event with the release of their new 10th studio album entitled “Both Sides Now” taken from the Joni Mitchell songbook. Featuring guest artists; Clare singer’s Edel Vaughan, Jerry Lynch, and percussionist Danny Byrt, the album also features Donal Lunny as guest musician and producer.

Tim Collins is quoted as saying: “The album, Both Sides Now, and even the song itself, is a metaphor for how we (the Kilfenora Céilí Band) have adapted, where the band is coming from and going, representing what we do to be successful as creative and performing artists.”

Both Sides Now merges both traditional and contemporary repertoire and features everything from Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now sung by Edel Vaughan to newly composed waltzes and polkas by band member and concertina player Tim Collins to the familiar upbeat traditional reels and jigs by well-known composers Charlie and Maurice Lennon and others.

Engaging, uplifting and utterly enjoyable, this legendary group take their rich musical heritage into the future with a show that is expertly choreographed, boasting highly rhythmic traditional tunes, together with beautiful songs and witty repartee in what Sharon Shannon calls “Fantastic, feel-good, happy, lively music”.

The 13-piece band features band leader John Lynch (banjo, mandolin), Claire Griffin (accordion), Tim Collins (concertina), Gary Shannon (flute, whistle), Anthony Quigney (flute, whistle, piano), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), Sinéad Heagney (fiddle, viola), Anne Rynne (fiddle), Eimear Howley (fiddle, viola), Fintan McMahon (piano), Sean Griffin (drums) and Brian O’Grady (double bass) and Sharon Howley (cello).

Tickets available at: www.hawkswell.com.  Box office: 071 9161518