Music Network: Live and Local Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (voice / traditional flute) & Gerry O’Beirne (voice / guitar)

14 August 2020
Tickets: €15
Concessions: €12

Music Network will present Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and Gerry O’Beirne at National Opera House, Wexford, as part of a series of five live concerts, Music Network: Live and Local, featuring some of Ireland’s top musicians taking place in selected venues across Ireland on Friday 14th August 2020.

Two of Ireland’s most sublime musical voices perform together as part of Music Network’s Live and Local series.

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh is an award-winning traditional singer and musician from Corca Dhuibhne, Co. Kerry. A leading exponent of the sean nós style, her repertoire also includes songs from a wide variety of folk and contemporary sources. Her childhood in West Kerry saw her immersed in a rich cultural environment and vital living tradition, which was to be hugely influential on the foundation of her distinctive vocal and instrumental sound. She has enjoyed a successful career as a touring artist, as lead singer and flute player with the Irish traditional supergroup Danú as well as a solo artist.

Renowned song-writer, singer and virtuoso of the 6 and 12 string guitars, Gerry O’Beirne has toured the world as a solo artist while also performing with many well-known musicians and groups including Andy Irvine, Kevin Burke, The Sharon Shannon Band and The Waterboys to name just a few. Gerry has also performed at the White House, opened for the Grateful Dead and has played electric guitar with Marianne Faithfull.   

Gerry’s own compositions blend the passion found in traditional music with the freshness of contemporary song. Shadows Falling, a new song composed especially for Music Network’s Butterfly Sessions, is an exquisite example of this master craftsman at work. Many of his songs have been recorded by well-known artists on the Irish music scene including Mary Black, Maura O’Connell and of course, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh.

Muireann and Gerry have been playing together for over 20 years both on stages around the world and in their hometown of Dingle, Co. Kerry. During the course of that time they have formed a special bond that gives them a keen understanding of each other’s music. Their programme will consist of traditional tunes and songs from Muireann with Gerry’s unique accompaniment, as well as Gerry’s own compositions performed by both artists. It promises to be an intimate night of friendship, music and song.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE BOOKING

  • THE NATIONAL OPERA HOUSE WILL CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH ALL GOVERNMENT PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES, INCLUDING SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS.
  • THE NATIONAL OPERA HOUSE BOX OFFICE REMAINS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC, WITH NO TELEPHONE OR OVER-THE-COUNTER BOOKING CURRENTLY AVAILABLE.
  • TICKETS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ONLINE IN ADVANCE OF THE EVENT.
  • TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ON THE DOOR ON THE NIGHT OF THE EVENT.
  • TICKET HOLDERS WILL BE CONTACTED IN ADVANCE OF THE EVENT REGARDING YOUR SEATING ALLOCATION IN LINE WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS, AND TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF GROUP BOOKINGS,  WITH  MEMBERS FROM THE SAME HOUSEHOLD PERMITTED TO SIT TOGETHER.
  • THE CONCERT WILL BE ONE HOUR IN DURATION.
  •  THERE WILL BE NO INTERVAL.
  • THERE WILL BE NO PRE-PERFORMANCE BAR FACILITIES.
  • WE ASK PATRONS TO ARRIVE NO EARLIER THAN 7.15PM TO THE THEATRE FOR THE 7.30PM START TIME.
  • FOR FURTHER ENQUIRES PLEASE CONTACT BOX OFFICE boxoffice@wexfordopera.com

Music Network’s partner venues have been working hard to ensure that audience members can enjoy live music again in an environment that is as safe and as comfortable as possible, in adherence with current public health guidelines. Patrons are advised to familiarise themselves with each venue’s specific terms and conditions of sale on the venue’s website at the time of booking.

Music Network: Live and Local forms part of a larger initiative, Ireland on Stage Live, with live music, theatre, comedy and dance performances taking place across all 26 counties on 14 August 2020. See www.irelandonstage.live for details.

"Gerry O' Beirne is a sublime talent…. [and] opens new creative vistas for acoustic guitar music"

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