Free concert at 9.30 pm in Vaughans Barn, Kilfenora
Donie is a renowned accordion Player and singer from Carrigkerry, West Limerick, which Donie describes as a ‘hotbed of music’, and like Kilfenora having a singular style. He is no stranger to Kilfenora, having been the featured artist at Kilfenora pub sessions over the years and playing at ceilis with his band Taylor’s Cross.
Although he has featured on at least half a dozen CDs over the past thirty years, “The Banks of the Abha Bhán” is Donie’s first CD. The title refers to the White River which rises in Donie’s home area. He is accompanied on the album by John Blake and Brian Mooney.
Mike Butler, Aidan McMahon & Michael Landers
“Yield Up The Night Time” was recorded live in the Old Ground Hotel earlier in 2016.
Mike Butler (accordion) and Aidan McMahon (fiddle) are steeped in the musical tradition of North Clare, and have both served long stints as members of the KiIfenora Céilí Band.
Mike is renowned for his energetic style and swing – amazingly, this is the first recording he has featured on. Aidan comes from a Kilfenora family with a musical history stretching back into the 1800s. He also released the CD “A Clare Conscience” with flautist Anthony Quigney in 2002, with whom he started playing in the U-18 Ennis Ceili Band.
Mike Landers is from a musical family in Kildare, but has long been a resident in Tulla and active in the music of East Clare. He recorded a CD in 2015 with Tulla musical stalwarts Mark Donnellan and John Canny “Wednesday Night Live In Peppers”.