Whats On: Concert, Masterclass


Danny Diamond & Conor Caldwell

Sunday 22 October 2017
Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

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Belfast-born fiddle players Conor Caldwell and Danny Diamond seamlessly blend their shared northern musical heritage with the fruits of further-afield musical adventures. New compositions sit at ease beside forgotten gems from old manuscript collections; rich and inventive fiddle textures drift in and out with fiery melody lines, while careworn tunes learned in childhood are re-imagined and re-arranged.

Their album NORTH is the latest in a line of acclaimed contemporary traditional/folk records to have emerged from the Irish Traditional Music Archive’s Dublin studio, following the likes of Lynched’s Cold Old Fire and Diamond’s 2014 solo debut Fiddle Music.

CONOR CALDWELL is a fiddle player and traditional music researcher. He was awarded a PhD from Queen’s University, Belfast in 2013 for his thesis on the Donegal fiddler John Doherty. Conor has taught traditional music at Queen’s since 2011, where he also worked as a Research Fellow on The Irish Song Project. He has toured Europe and North America with the band Craobh Rua while establishing a reputation as a fiddle teacher in his native city of Belfast.

DANNY DIAMOND is a fiddle player, composer, researcher and recording engineer based in Dublin, Ireland. In his music Danny creates a unique sound-world, rooted in the rich heritage of Irish traditional music, but incorporating wider influences from Nordic and American folk to baroque music to electronic music.

The concert includes a screening of “The Long Road to Glenties”, an archival film of John Doherty and Pete Seeger, restored by Conor and Danny.

Fiddle workshop with Danny Diamond
Date: Sunday 22 October
Time: 10:00 – 13:00
Venue: Acadamh Ceoil / Music Academy
Price: £15

Concert (including film screening)
Date: Sunday 22 October
Time: 19:30
Venue: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin
Price: £8/5

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