Sunday Night Concert
Sunday November 14 @ 9:00 pm€15
The 27th “Ennis trad festival” proudly presents the Sunday night concert:
Angelina & Peter Carberry, Dan Brouder & John Blake.
“Five star quartet” and Colm Murphy
Sunday 14th November 2021 from 9pm.
The Queens hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare
Tickets €15.00 per person.
Strictly over 18s.
Banjo-player Angelina Carberry has been announced as Ceoltóir na Bliana/Musician of the Year.
Born in Manchester but has lived in Longford, where her family are from, since the 1990s.
She is widely respected as a musician and has performed extensively in Ireland and abroad. In 1998, she released Memories from the Holla with her father Peter Carberry and guitarist John Blake.
This was followed by a duet recording with Martin Quinn in 2003, and her debut solo album An Traidisiún Beo in 2008.
Her second solo recording, Pluckin’ Mad, was released in 2014, followed by a duet recording with accordion-player Dan Brouder, A Waltz for Joy, in 2017. Most recently, she was the subject of a tribute as part of the Trad Ireland 20/20 Visionaries series.
Angelina was also a member of the all-female group The Bumblebees.
Peter Carberry, a box player of some renown, is a straight-talker when it comes to his life-long passion – traditional Irish music.
He learned to play the box, or accordion, at the tender age of nine at his grandparents’ house, just two fields away from where he now lives in a place called The Holla. Given that his father Kevin, and his uncle Peter were top class musicians, it was little surprise that his path in life would be steered by music.
Dan Brouder is a well-respected exponent of the West Limerick accordion style from Monagae, a parish on the outskirts of Newcastle West. He learned his music in the surrounding parishes of Ardagh, Carrigkerry and Glin on the Sliabbh Luachra boundary from accordion player Donal de Barra, Athea Co.Limerick and from flute players Francis O’Connor and Donal O’Sullivan who learned their music from Peadlin Aherne, fiddle player and Pajo Gleesen flute player from the 1930s and 40’s and whose styles are strongly bedded in West Limerick roots. Dan plays regularly in sessions and festivals in both West Limerick and around the country. He has performed with various musicians at numerous festivals throughout Europe Asia and America. His debut album The Larks Air released in 2011 was well received in the traditional music circles and through reviewers of traditional music and culture.
John Blake’s style on steel-strung guitar is solid, sympathetic, and very musical. He uses DADGAD and has what I identify as a traditional approach to accompaniment – more underpinning and less fireworks! This style suits many melody players, particularly those with deep connections in the music today, as you can see from the discography at the back of the book. John is also a fine flute player and his familiarity with the tunes is evident in his accompaniment. He has played with the Kane sisters, fiddler Jesse Smith, At The Racket, and many others.
“Five Star Quartet with Colm Murphy”
Johnny McCarthy (fiddle, flute), Con Fada O Drisceoil (box, songs), Eoin O Riabhaigh (uilleann pipes), Pat Herring Ahern (guitar) and Colm Murphy (bodhrán) have played together in many combinations over the years in session, concert and recording studio. McCarthy, O Drisceoil and Ahern make up the long-established Four Star Trio, whose music is based on the subtle interplay of fiddle and accordion laid on a solid guitar foundation.
They have a particular interest in the music of Sliabh Luachra. In more recent times, O Riabhaigh and McCarthy have established a powerful pipes and fiddle duo. They are joined by Colm Murphy, the renowned bodhran player who for many years provided the rhythmic cornerstone for De Dannan. This musical pentagon comes together for Ennis Trad Fest in a rare big band format. Expect lively tunes, old and new, mixed with more reflective pieces and a sprinkling of Con Fada’s hilarious songs.