Flo Fahy "is among those gifted young players who are helping to sustain the older dialects of Clare music." So says Fintan Vallely the venerable writer and a great musician himself.
For those of you who dont know who flo is: She a concertina player from North Clare, born and bred in the small town land of New Quay in Co. Clare, only a short drive from Bellharbour and home to the famous Chris Droney. She has been playing the concertina since the age of 10 and her father, Martin Fahy, a wonderful concertina player himself, is her inspiration and greatest musical influences.
Recently, Flo released her first much anticipated album with the wonderful Clare name of "Tunes from the Flaggy Shore." Its a gem and will be celebrated when she gathers with musical friends and her own family at this special Backroom concert. Admission is free, but tickets are required so get them while they last.
Take a listen below as she introduces her own music, some reels...
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.
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