The Reel Thing: Music From These Parts series continues with a performance by Leonard Barry, Declan Folan and Shane McGowan who have played together over the last three decades. Declan Folan (fiddle) and Shane McGowan (guitarist) from South Sligo an area famed for Traditional music whilst Leonard Barry (uilleann pipes) was born in North Kerry and very much influenced in the music of the wider area including Sliabh Luachra and the music of West Limerick. The Trio have shared the stage and recorded with many of music greats including Zakeer Hussain, Lunasa, Dervish, Sean Keane, Luka Bloom, and Lisa O’Neill amongst many others and have performed throughout the world at many festivals and concert halls.

In 2019 they released “Hurry the Jug” to critical acclaim, an album that traces the various influences that have shaped their music over the course of many years.


Infectious..exquisite.. A force to be reckoned with” Songlines ****


A trio of musicians who’ve parked their egos outside the door and let the music tell its own tales.”

The Irish Times ****


“A feast of traditional Irish music.” The Irish Music Magazine


Thursday 15th June | 8pm | €15