20:00 - 22:00, Wednesday 11 December 2013
Master uilleann piper, Liam O'Flynn will perform with his long time friends and musical collaborators Neil Martin on cello and Rod McVey on keyboards.
Liam O'Flynn established his reputation as one of the finest traditional musicians in Ireland initially as a member of the influential band Planxty. One of Ireland's most legendary bands, Planxty were innovative and hugely influential as well as achieving popular success. Liam has recorded with a range of international musicians as diverse as Van Morrison, Kate Bush, John Cage, Carlos Nunes and Mark Knopfler, with whom he collaborated on the soundtrack for the film "Cal". Liam has successfully introduced the unique sound of the uilleann pipes to international audiences having performed as soloist in Shaun Davey's ground-breaking suite, "The Brendan Voyage". In recent times, of course, Liam has worked closely with Nobel Laureate, Seamus Heaney, with whom he performed regularly.
Widely known as a fine cello-player, Belfast born Neil Martin combines a classical background with a developed understanding and love of traditional music being a fine piper himself. Neil is regarded as a composer and arranger and he also fronts the West Ocean Quartet with whom he has recorded three albums.
Rod McVey has played as part of Liam's "Pier's Call Band" for many years and is much in demand as a keyboard player of remarkable sensitivity
- The Traditional Christmas concert will take place in the Church of St John the Baptist, in the Ballycultra Town area of the Folk & Transport Museum.
- To book ticket click buy tickets above or call Hilary Connor on 028 9039 5291
- Admission by ticket only, purchased in advance from the Museum.
- Tickets cost £15.00 each.