So Sing On with Iarla Ó Lionáird and Steve Cooney
Start Date: 30 September 2018
End Date: 30 September 2018
Venue: Seamus Heaney HomePlace
Address: Main Street, Bellaghy. BT45 8HT
Telephone: 028 7938 7444
Renowned two-time Grammy nominee Iarla Ó Lionáird is best known for his unmistakable voice and distinctive sean nós style as part of the stunningly successful group The Gloaming. For this very special concert he is accompanied by acoustic guitar virtuoso Steve Cooney.
Ó Lionáird has carved a long and unique career in music both internationally and in Ireland. From his iconic early recording of the vision song ‘Aisling Gheal’ as a young boy to his groundbreaking recordings with Dublin's Crash Ensemble and New York’s Alarm Will Sound, he has shown a breadth of artistic ambition that sets him apart in the Irish music fraternity.
Steve Cooney moved from Australia to his ancestral home of Ireland in 1981, where he has built a reputation as a truly gifted guitar player. He first joined Stockton’s Wing, and after moving to Dingle, he then teamed up with accordionist Séamus Begley and that duo has become one of the seminal groupings in Irish traditional music.
Since moving to Ireland in the 1980s, Cooney has played on over 60 albums with Irish artists, including Altan, The Chieftains, Clannad and Andy Irvine. He also composes his own material and is one of the most sought-after producer/arrangers working in traditional music