Music Network presents Fonn Aniar/Tune from the West in Cloughjordan

Music Network presents Fonn Aniar/Tune from the West—Breanndán Ó Beaghlaoich, Tommy Peoples, and Laoise Kelly—at St. Kieran’s Church of Ireland, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary on Saturday, 17 September.

“The most maddeningly nourishing, elevating, and mesmerising Irish music you’ll hear today” Earle Hitchner, The Irish Echo, on Breanndán Ó Beaghlaoich (with Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh)

“Tommy Peoples gracefully occupies a prime authoritative position on the top shelf of Traditional fiddle players…one of the few traditional players whose music regularly elicits from his listeners words such as passion, tension, ferocious, dark, emotion, grip, electric, friction, tautness, rawness, beauty.” The Journal of Music

“Kelly virtually reinvents the instrument with her rhythmic and melodic intricacy, her syncopation and undulating chords and harmonies . . . she’ll have you swaying with her profound musicality.” Irish Times

Brace yourself for a clash of the titans as a trio of trad’s finest join forces for this unmissable tour. With three distinct regional styles going head-to-head, every tune promises to be something of an adventure. Representing the Dingle Peninsula is genial giant Breanndán Ó Beaghlaoich, whose fiery button accordion playing and heartfelt singing echo the stormy beauty of the West Kerry coastline. With three highly-acclaimed solo albums to his name, Ó Beaghlaoich is also held in high esteem for his work with the groups Boys of the Lough and Beginish and his collaborations with the Chieftains and fiddler Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh.

Winner of the first ever TG4 Traditional Musician of the Year Award, trad legend Tommy Peoples brings the rabble-rousing Donegal fiddle style to the party. After recording classic albums with the Bothy Band, Matt Molloy and Paul Brady in the 1970s, Peoples’ compositions and solo performances have inspired a generation of fiddle players. Equally influential is virtuoso harpist Laoise Kelly, who has breathed new life into the national instrument with her reinterpretation of the O’Carolan canon. Though Kelly has toured the world, collaborating with everyone from Seamus Heaney and Kate Bush to The Chieftains, Sharon Shannon and Dónal Lunny, don’t be surprised to hear her Mayo roots to the fore as she gets those feet a-tapping!

Tickets priced €15 / €12. Tickets are available from Austin’s Centra and Sheelagh na Gig bookshop, Cloughjordan, McQuaid’s Traditional Music Shop, Nenagh,  and by telephoning 0505 42123 Wednesday-Sunday. This concert is promoted by Music Network and Cloughjordan Community Development Committee. Music Network tours provide a wonderful opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost music ensembles at affordable prices in venues around Ireland and are presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm.  Music Network is funded by the Arts Council. Further information from (01) 671 9429 or


Music Network presents

Fonn Aniar / Tune from the West

Breanndán Ó Beaghlaoich, vocals, button accordion

Tommy Peoples, fiddle

Laoise Kelly, harp

Saturday, 17 September, St. Kieran’s Church of Ireland, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary

Start Time: 8:00 PM

Ticket Prices: €15 / €12

Tickets available from Austin’s Centra and Sheelagh na Gig bookshop, Cloughjordan, and McQuaid’s Traditional Music Shop, Nenagh, or reserve tickets on 0505 42123.

Promoted by: Cloughjordan Community Development Committee

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