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Hawk's Well Theatre

Leonard Barry, Aoife Fadian and Shane McGowan


Wed 7 June, 2023,
1:10 PM
Date Wed 7 June, 2023, 1:10 PM
Location Hawk's Well Theatre
Images of musicians with their instruments.

Tralee piper, Leonard Barry started his musical journey on the whistle at the age of eight under the guidance of his Uncle Bert O’Brien. Taking up the uilleann pipes in his teens Leonard’s music is influenced by many of the musicians he met in the Munster area especially in Kerry whist also drawing from a vast experience of playing Old Time American music and the various styles within Irish Traditional Music. He has been described as a piper “with an eye for cut-glass detail, he etches out a tune with enviable precision.” (The Irish Times).

Shane McGowan
is one of the best folk guitarists on the traditional music scene today and has toured with the likes of Lunasa, Zakir Hussain and Dolores Keane over the years. He has been described as the ‘perfect guitar player’ with immense ability to produce the ideal backdrop to any given melody.

These two highly regarded players have shared the stage and recorded with some of the greats of music including Zakeer Hussain, Dervish, Kevin Burke, Lunasa, Sean Keane, Lisa O’Neill and Luka Bloom to name a few.

Joining Leonard and Shane for this special performance is one of Leonard’s promising young piping students Aoife Fadian.


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