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In Association with The Sean Maguire Music Society

Featuring Cathal Hayden, Tara Breen, Zoë Conway, Niall Murphy, Seán Smyth, Conor Caldwell, Ryan Molloy, River McGann, Johnny Murphy & Students.

Cathal Hayden from Tyrone is one of the foremost fiddle and banjo players of his generation, best known as founding member of Irish supergroup Four Men and a Dog.

Tara Breen has been described as “a musical wizard”, sharing stages with renowned artists including The Chieftains, Stockton’s Wing, Dónal Lunny and Carlos Núñez.

Zoë Conway is recognised for her ability to effortlessly combine a background steeped in Ireland’s rich aural music tradition with a strong founding in classical music.

Niall Murphy is a multi-award-winning fiddler who has toured with Nathan Carter, Cara Dillon, Breaking Trad, Doolin, The Roots Revival and is a member of Cathal Hayden’s Bow Brothers.

Seán Smyth hails from County Mayo and is founding member of Lúnasa. Coming from a musical family he is All-Ireland champion in both fiddle and whistle.

Conor Caldwell from Belfast is known for his energetic northern fiddle style. His music is informed by his research in traditional music which explores both archival and contemporary sources, and he will host this concert.

Ryan Molloy was awarded TG4 Gradam Ceoil Composer of the Year (2024). He widely recognised as one of the masters of modern accompaniment in Irish traditional music.

River McGann from Ennis, Co. Clare was crowned Fiddler of London 2024 at the final in the London Irish Centre.

Johnny Murphy is a former pupil of Seán Maguire’s. A prolific performer and teacher, tonight he will be joined by some of his own fiddle students, continuing Seán’s legacy.

Please note: Tickets purchased through Belfast TradFest website are for unreserved ground floor stall seats. To book Wheelchair accessible seating, Mezzanine or Balcony seats visit The MAC.

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  • Admission £19.50
Tue, 23 Jul 2024 8:00 - 10:30pm

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