8pm | Wednesday 20th June
NOEL HILL hails from County Clare and has taken the humble concertina from the house dances of County Clare to stages throughout the world. The concertina, like Irish music itself, is currently enjoying a tremendous increase in popularity, and Noel Hill is at the forefront of this movement, not only as an awe-inspiring performer but as teacher and a well-respected authority on Ireland’s music. Noel makes the music new not through experimentation in other genres, but through consummate exploration and illumination from within traditional Irish music
BRIAN McGRATH comes from Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh, an area steeped in traditional music. He started playing piano at age five and later progressed to the accordion and then banjo and mandolin. Brian has played with just about everyone! Dervish, Four Men and a Dog, the Sean Keane Band as well as with De Danann. Brian now plays with the Band at The Racket and is a very much sought-after session musician on piano, banjo and mandolin.
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