A night bringing together of the best of Gaeilge (Irish) and Gaidhlig (Scottish) singers and musicians.
Catherine Tinney: (Amhránaí Gaelic)
Catherine Tinnney is a Gaelic singer from the Isle of Skye where she was immersed in Gaelic culture and traditional music from a young age. She previously attended the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional music in Plockton and was a BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the year finalist in 2019.
Róisín Chambers: (Amhránaí agus Fidléir)
Roisin is both a Irish sean-nos singer and fiddle player. Born and bred in Dublin, Roisin comes from a family of musicians and grew up surrounded by Irish music, language and culture. She learnt her music at Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann in Dublin. Growing up in Dublin, she was lucky to have great singers and teachers at her doorstep who include Una Bn nic Mhathuna and Seamus macMathuna who have a huge impact on her musical journey. Attending Colaiste Eoin/Iosagain, she grew up playing with talented musicians throughout her school years. She has won honors at fleadhanna cheoil and performed on stages both nationally (Scotland and Ireland) and beyond with various bands including Salsa Celtica and the Bonny Men.
She is now living and working in Glasgow and excited to be part of Gaels le cheile to celebrate our shared culture as Gaels.
Mairéad macNeil (Feadóg Mhóir)
Born and bred in Paisley, Mairéad grew up playing Irish music in a home which was rich in traditional Irish music from Fermanagh and Tyrone. She enjoyed travelling to fleadhanna as a member of the Irish Minstrels CCE and St Roch’s ceili band. She is a winner of many All Britain and All Ireland titles, including that of Senior Duet champion with Katie Boyle on fiddle.
In 2007 Mairèad moved to Limerick, where she devoted herself seriously to studying the various styles of traditional Irish flute playing. She received a masters degree in Traditional Irish Music Performance.
In 2010, Mairéad moved to the Isle of Barra where she would teach for the next 4 years. During her time there, Mairéad adjudicated at Mod Ionadail Bharraigh is Bhatarsaigh and was a regular performer at ceilidhs on the island. In 2014 Mairéad recorded with Cathy Ann MacPhee as part of a Gairm nan Gáidheal play called Cutadh agus Cogadh.
She owes her traditinal style to her late father, Drew, whose musical knowledge and appreciation was fundemental in shaping the style Mairéad is drawn toward
Katie Boyle: (Fiddle)
Katie Boyle graduated with a First Class Masters in Traditional Irish Music Performance from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance (2008). She holds titles at All Ireland fleadhanna and was a Finalist in the BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year (2012). Her fiddle influences traverse the traditional fiddle idiom - from her native Scotland to her ancestral routes in Donegal. She enjoys exploring the connections between music, justice and human rights and is Associate Professor of International Human Rights Law at the University of Stirling
Pablo Lafuente: (Guitar):
“Originally from Spain but brought up in Scotland Pablo Lafuente is an award winning guitarist now based Glasgow. Pablo is a 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner alongside duo partner 'Josie Duncan'. Since completing his studies of Guitar and Fiddle at the National Centre for Excellence in Traditional music Pablo has been in high demand, playing, recording and touring internationally with artists including: The Outside Track, Project Smok, Ross Ainslie, Jarlath Henderson and Spanish Gaita extraordinary Anxo Lorenzo.
Hamish McLeod: (Guitar)
Hamish is a young Scottish guitar player who is gaining acclaim for his work in the band Inyal and in a duo with Robbie Greig.
Tonight's concert organised by Conradh na Gaeilge Glaschú (www.cnag-glaschu.co.uk) and An Lòchran (www.anlochran.co.uk) as part of their Gaels le Cheile series of events bringing together the Gaeilge (Irish ) & Scottish Gaelic (Gaidhlig) communities.
Supported by Colmcille (www.colmcille.org)