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Liz Kane and Danny O’Mahony will perform at the first of two free concerts at Cnoc na Gaoithe, Tulla on Friday, May 20.

Cnoc na Gaoithe to host two free concerts

TULLA’S traditional music venue, Cnoc na Gaoithe is to host two free concerts this Friday (May 20) and next. 

On May 20 at 8pm, fiddle maestro Liz Kane from Letterfrack, Connemara will take to the stage alongside acclaimed accordion player Danny O’Mahony from Ballyduff in Kerry. 

On Friday, May 27, multi-instrumentalist Fergal Scahill, best known as the fiddle player with We Banjo 3 will perform along with Tyrone native Ryan Molloy, an accomplished contemporary classical and traditional piano player. 

Admission to both concerts is free but must be pre-booked due to limited seating. Bookings can be made on Eventbrite.com.

The concerts are support by Clare Arts Office and The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, under the Local Live Performance Support Scheme (LLPSS).

Earlier this month, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, announced details of live events to be staged using the €5m in funding allocated to local authorities for the 2022 LLPSS.

The scheme aims to help underpin the recovery of the live performance sector at a local level by assisting local authorities to fund live performance events that engage the services of local artists, musicians, technicians, producers and other professional practitioners.

I have seen how valuable the 2021 LLPPS was for many communities across the country during the pandemic and I believe that the continued support will re-energise the local live performance industry across Ireland and ensure that artists and crew can thrive now that restrictions are behind us,” Minister Martin said. 

About Fiona McGarry

Fiona McGarry joined The Clare Champion as a reporter after a four-year stint as producer of Morning Focus on Clare FM. Prior to that she worked for various radio, print and online titles, including Newstalk, Maximum Media and The Tuam Herald. Fiona’s media career began in her native Mayo when she joined Midwest Radio. She is the maker of a number of radio documentaries, funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). She has also availed of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to report on development issues supported by Irish Aid in Haiti. She won a Justice Media Award for a short radio series on the work of Bedford Row Project, which supports prisoners and families in the Mid-West. Fiona also teaches on the Journalism programmes at NUI Galway. If you have a story and would like to get in touch with Fiona you can email her at fmcgarry@clarechampion.ie or telephone 065 6864146.

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