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Album launch – The Blackwater Céilí band “Northern landscape”
Nov 12, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
The Queens hotel Ennis, Sanctuary room
Saturday 12th November 2022 @ 6pm
The Blackwater Céilí band
Blackwater Céilí Band~
The Blackwater Céilí Band hails primarily from County Tyrone, in the heart of Ulster’s musical landscape. Since their formation in 2015, the band have risen to prominence and are widely recognised as one of the finest exponents of Céilí Band Music, bringing great energy to their performances, which are firmly rooted in the Ulster musical tradition.
In 2018, the Blackwater made history, claiming the prestigious Senior All-Ireland Céilí Band title at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Drogheda. Consequently, they became one of only three Ulster bands to accomplish this feat, cementing their place in the annals of céilí band folklore.
Following this, the band have toured extensively across Ireland and Britain, bringing their signature sound and rhythmical musical style to many captivated audiences. They subsequently released their debut album ‘Music In The Valley’, to critical acclaim in 2019. The recording has been described as “one to savour, showcasing a versatile and orchestrated band at the top of their game”.
The Blackwater Céilí Band are now proud to present their long-awaited second studio recording, ‘Northern Landscape’.
Northern Landscape is a unique collection of music and songs showcasing the rich, cultural tapestry found within the heartlands of the northern counties. This seminal recording incorporates both traditional and contemporary themes, carefully crafted by a band on a musical journey across their native cultural landscape. Joined by a stellar cast of guest singers, the Blackwater Céilí Band demonstrate a deep respect and understanding of the tunes and songs of their Northern Landscape.
The band members~
Ryan Hackett (Band Leader), Eskra, Co. Tyrone – Piano Accordion
Michael Curran, Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone – Button Accordion
James McCaffrey, Dromore, Co. Tyrone – Flute
Michael Coney, Coalisland, Co. Tyrone – Flute
Rosie Ferguson, Newry, Co. Down – Fiddle
Lydia Warnock, Kinlough, Co. Leitrim – Fiddle
Eugene McKenna, Augher, Co. Tyrone – Fiddle
Ursula McAdam, Ballybay, Co. Monaghan – Fiddle
George McAdam, Ballybay, Co. Monaghan – Drums
Mark McCrystall, Omagh, Co. Tyrone – Piano