John Wynne has invited Alan Kelly to join him on stage, together with his long-term collaborator John McEvoy for another night of REEL THING tunes and chat.
John Wynne is one of the most prominent flute players on the scene today, steeped and immersed in the North Connaught flute playing tradition. He was a member of the group “Providence” touring and recording with them and is also a member of “Gatehouse” and the Roscommon Trad Arts Forum. As a solo performer, John has released two albums and in 2007 and the much acclaimed ”Pride of the West”, a fiddle/flute album with John McEvoy and in more recent times with “Gatehouse”. John is also busy teaching whistle and flute is sought after during the year at workshops and Winter/Summer schools in Ireland and beyond.
Alan Kelly is regarded as one of Ireland’s most accomplished musicians in any genre. He is a piano accordionist, composer and arranger, hailing from the rich traditional musical landscape of Roscommon. He has released six critically acclaimed albums: an acclaimed duet album with his brother John, and his more recent Alan Kelly Gang releases. He tours and records with artists such as: Eddi Reader, Arty McGlynn, Michael McGoldrick, Karen Casey, Cathal Hayden, De Dannan and Lúnasa, A genuine musician, Alan doesn’t just play the accordion, he celebrates it in a way that draws you into the passion he puts into the music he plays.
Fiddler, composer and teacher John McEvoy has toured extensively with several well-known bands, including “Bakerswell” and “Providence” and has taught at numerous festivals and fiddle workshops nationally and internationally. Acclaimed for his lyrical, rhythmical style, he has collaborated and recorded with many of Ireland’s outstanding traditional musicians and was a founder member of Roscommon band ‘Gatehouse’. Passionate about the fiddle, he has a longstanding interest in exploring different approaches and new soundscapes through composing and arranging.
The Reel Thing is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland
Thursday 10th September I 8pm I €15
Booking Opens Tuesday 11th August via box office on 0906 625824
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