Traditional music night in Boyle on June 3rd

Dodd’s Backroom Bar is the place to be on Saturday 3rd June at 9.00pm when Racket Productions and 1st Thursday Folk Club present Diarmuid Ó Meachair, James Carty & Caoimhín Ó Fearghail in Concert.

This is a rare opportunity to hear some of the finest young players come together for the pure love and respect for traditional Irish music. All exceptional solo players in their own right this the first time collaboration is a rare opportunity to hear three top class traditional musicians come together in an intimate setting.

Diarmuid Ó Meachair is one of the most exciting accordion players of his generation. He is a BC & C#D Button Accordion player from Cúil Aodha in West Cork. He is also an accomplished 10 key melodeon player and sean-nós singer. He was recently awarded the prestigious Young Musician of the year award from TG4 for 2022 and has just released his first solo album Siúl na Slí to rave reviews. In 2016, Diarmuid won the Senior All Ireland melodeon title at the Fleadh in Ennis at 19 years of age. Diarmuid has also won many sean nós singing competitions at the competitive Oireachtas na Samhna, Corn Darach Ó Catháin and Corn Seosamh Ó hÉanaigh especially.

Diarmuid will be joined by fiddle player James Carty. Originally from Boyle, James now lives in London where he performs regularly. He recorded his first solo CD in 2017 followed by a duet album in 2020 with his father, John. He first performed with Diarmuid at the Return to London Town Festival. They have since played concerts in Dublin, Wicklow and Carlow with an exciting blend of 1920s inspired music.

Completing the line up with be Caoimhín Ó Fhearghail on guitar. From An Rinn in the Waterford Gaeltacht. Multi-instrumentalist Caoimhín was the 2012 recipient of the TG4 Young Musician of the Year award (Gradam Ceoil TG4). He has performed and toured worldwide with groups such as Caladh Nua, Danú, Skippers Alley and in 2021 was chosen as Best Instrumentalist at the RTE Folks Awards.

Numbers are restricted so early attendance is advised. Doors open at 8.30pm and tickets are €10. There are a limited amount of advance tickets available at Eventbrite

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