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Sirious Arts Centre Cobh
Sirius Arts Centre, Kilgarvan, Cobh, County Cork, Ireland
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Date

Apr 25 2015

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All of the day

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Free

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Charlie Piggott and Gerry Harrington – The New Road re-launch

Charlie Piggott and Gerry Harrington – The New Road re-launch

Saturday 25 April
7pm
No cover charge

Charlie Piggott and Gerry Harrington re-release their album The New Road. Originally released in 2000 by Cló Iar-Chonnacht. The CD will be launched by Matt Cranitch on the night.

Charlie Piggott – Accordion
Originally from Cobh, Co. Cork, Charlie has been playing traditional music since a young age. He was one of the founding members of De Danann, with whom he toured extensively and made several recordings. He was also a member of the Irish musical group invited by the Smithsonian Institute to participate in the festival of American Folklife (1976) as part of the bi-centennial celebrations. His most recent recording was with The Lonely Stranded Band (Clo-Iar Chonnachta, 1996). Charlie works as a traditional musician in Galway and features regularly on television, radio and at traditional festivals. He is co-author, with Fintan Vallely and photographer Nutan Jacques Piraprez of ‘Blooming Meadows: The World of Irish Traditional Musicians’ (Townhouse and Country House, Dublin, 1998).

Gerry Harrington – Fiddle
Gerry hails from Kenmare, Co. Kerry and grew up under the influence of fiddle players Joe Thoma, Connie O’Connell and Dennis McMahon. During the eighties he lived for a number of years near Chicago where he associated with the well-known musicians Johnny McGreevy and Liz Carroll. Gerry returned to Ireland in 1990 and, forming a box/fiddle duo with Eoin O’Sullivan, recorded two noted albums Sceal Eile and The Smokey Chimney. He has also recorded two albums with the late great Sligo flute player Peter Horan, and his latest work is a solo fiddle album entitled At Home. He now works as a professional musician from Josie McDermott’s home place Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon, and regularly plays television, radio and concert performances.

Sirius Arts Centre
Cobh
Co. Cork
Ireland
Tel. 00353 (0)21 4813 790
www.siriusartscentre.ie

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