Musician Daithí Gormley is widely regarded as one of the foremost button accordion players of his generation. He has researched, published, and lectured on Irish traditional music extensively and is in high demand as an accomplished performer. Daithí plans to use his time to focus on “a true celebration of one hundred years of Sligo’s outstanding musical legacy”, and “explore, distil and disseminate elements of this, once widespread, rich musical style”.
Daithí has curated and will be performing as part of a special show at the theatre marking 100 years since iconic fiddlers Michael Coleman & James Morisson cut their first 78 RPM records in New York City, propelling Sligo and its' outstanding musical heritage firmly on to the main stage. The Sligo Legacy - A Celebration of 100 years of Sligo Music takes place on Fri 15 April and features Declan Payne, Theresa O'Grady, Philip Duffy, PJ Hernon, Declan Folan, Oisin MacDiarmada, Samantha Harvey, Catherine McHugh and many more.