One of my very favorite trad fiddlers, Gerry OConnor grew up in the town of Dundalk, County Louth in a very musical family. He is regarded as one of the great fiddle players of his generation and has played and recorded with such groups as Lá Lúgh with his late wife, Eithne Ní Uallacháin, and Skylark. He has toured and recorded with members of all the legendary groups including Planxty, Bothy Band, De Dannan, Boys of the Lough and Chieftains. A lovely little video below on his home area and playing in a session.
Kevin McElroy used to live in the Boston area and is a fine guitarist and singer who makes his home in Maine and rebuilds old and rare violins. This will be a great afternoon of trad music and song.
The Burren Backroom series is now well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of trad presentation in the world. It has already created already dozens of memorable, intimate, informal presentations held in a truly atmospheric space which was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello in Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts.
Hosted by Brian O'Donovan of A Celtic Sojourn on WGBH radio, these gatherings feature core performers from many aspects of traditional music as well as special guests, and conversations around the music. As is the custom of the Burren, it is anticipated informal and dynamic post concert sessions will be a feature.
Tickets are $23 in advance, with a $5 discount for WGBH Members. If you are a member, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the code.
Seating is VERY limited and these events have been selling out, so get your tickets today!
The Burren Backroom (View)
247 Elm Street, Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144