Ulaid +Support

John McSherry (Uilleann Pipes), Dónal O’Connor (Fiddle) & Seán Óg Graham (Guitar) +Support for another fabulous festival Saturday concert

Saturday, 11th July 2020 – Doors open at 6:00pm
McMillan Hall

Ticket Quantity
Adult (Over 25's)
£18.00
Over 25's General Admission
Adult (over 65's)
£15.00
Over 65's General Admission
Young Person (12-25's)
£15.00
12-25's General Admission
Young Person (Under 12's)
Free
Under 12's General Admission

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Pronounced – ULL(pull) ID(kid) – The Ulaid were a people of Early Ireland who gave their name to the province of Ulster.

Ulaid features three supreme instrumentalists, gifted composers and talented interpreters of traditional and original music in one explosive package. John McSherry (Uilleann Pipes), Dónal O’Connor (Fiddle) & Seán Óg Graham (Guitar) are considered to be some of the finest players of their generation. Having released their eponymous record in 2015 to great critical acclaim, they have followed it up with a host of collaborations with some of Ireland’s finest singers such as Liam Ó Maonlaí, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Mary Dillon & Ríóghnach Connolly. In 2018 they released ‘A Note Let Go’ with the be-dreadlocked, be-mascara-ed collector of 1930s gramophones Duke Special, and have recently joined forces with the legends of Irish rock Horslips for a spellbinding collaborative performance on BBC. Featuring new compositions which sit comfortably alongside traditional pieces from 19th Century collections, plus fresh and progressive arrangements, coupled with occasions of free form solos, Ulaid will take you on an emotive and uplifting musical journey. From Ireland to the neighbouring Celtic regions, these three fearless musical adventurers chart a path from the ancient music of the Gael to the contemporary shape of traditional Irish music today.

“Ulaid features three supreme instrumentalists, gifted composers and talented interpreters of traditional and original music in one explosive package” – John O’Regan – Irish Music Magazine


“When three of Ireland’s finest talents join forces on a new recording it’s time to sit up, take note and fine tune the ears. This is where the tradition is at!!” – Lynette Fay – BBC Radio Ulster / Fleadh TV

John McSherry has been a major figure in Irish music for almost twenty years, and is hailed as one of the finest exponents in the art of Uilleann Piping. Described as ‘a true master’ by the Irish Music Magazine. He is a founding member of Lúnasa, Tamalin and Donal Lunny’s ground-breaking super group Coolfin. John has subsequently produced an array of critically acclaimed and innovative albums, both solo and collaborative, and continues to push the boundaries of Irish music with his current bands At First Light and The Olllam. He is a composer, producer, arranger and an established studio session musician of international renown, recording and performing with a myriad of artists including Clannad, Sinéad O’Connor, Rod Stewart, Nanci Griffiths, Gary Kemp and The Corrs.

Son of the celebrated fiddler Gerry O’Connor and revered singer Eithne Ní Uallacháin of Lá Lugh, multi-instrumentalist Dónal O’Connor has established himself as one of Ireland’s leading producers. He has performed and recorded with the likes of Duke Special, Moya Brennan, Davy Spillane, Four men and a Dog, Steve Cooney, Mary Dillon, The Horslips, Darlingside, Cathal McConnell, Bob Brozman, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, John Spillane, Lumiere and Barry Kerr to name but a few. Having inherited a musical legacy of at least five generations of fiddle playing he has toured the world from a young age as both a lead and backing instrumentalist with a number of bands including Lá Lugh, more recently At First Light, Ulaid and the Gaelic-song super group A Stór Mo Chroí. He has composed music for theatre, television and film and has presented music shows for BBC ALBA, BBC NI, TG4, BBC Radio Ulster and Raidio Na Gaeltachta.

Seán Óg Graham is a guitar and accordion player who has performed and recorded with many of Irish traditional music’s top artists over the last 10 years. He is a founding member of the highly acclaimed band Beoga, with whom he has recorded 5 albums and toured worldwide. He is also a talented arranger and composer, with more than 50 of his works featuring in the Beoga repertoire. Seán Óg is a first class Honours graduate of the Irish World Academy of Music and is also a member of the Scottish super group Fiddler’s Bid. His versatile and tenacious style of accompaniment is in much demand and he has performed and recorded with Grammy nominated fiddler Liz Carroll, Karan Casey, Buille, Flook, Lunasa, Máirtin O’Connor Band, and The Cora Smyth Band.

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Starts: Saturday, July 11th 2020
Doors open: 6:00pm

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Timezone: Europe/London
Bookings close: July 11th 2020

Where

McMillan Hall
Dashwood Square
Newton Stewart
Wigtownshire
DG8 6EQ
United Kingdom
 

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This event is organized by Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival.

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The McMillan Hall is located at Dashwood Square right in the centre of Newton Stewart.  In can be easily accessed by car or on foot with parking available across the road at the Newton Stewart Initiative Community Shop.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

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