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Grand Dames of Irish music form supergro

michaelr 05 Nov 10 - 12:34 PM
GUEST,Peter Laban 05 Nov 10 - 12:40 PM
GUEST,Peter Laban 05 Nov 10 - 12:42 PM
ChanteyLass 06 Nov 10 - 12:21 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 06 Nov 10 - 04:34 AM
John MacKenzie 06 Nov 10 - 05:02 AM
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Subject: Grand Dames of Irish music form supergro
From: michaelr
Date: 05 Nov 10 - 12:34 PM

Four of Ireland's greatest female performers have formed a new collaboration, T with the Maggies. A CD will be released this month.

Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill performed with both Skara Brae and The Bothy Band. In the late 70's she moved from Ireland to the USA where she formed Touchstone. When her brother, Mícheál, also emigrated they both enjoyed considerable acclaim with Relativity and Nightnoise. Tríona has recently released her latest solo album, 'The Key's Within'.

Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill was also with Skara Brae and is renowned for her distinctive sean-nós style which she has taken worldwide as an ambassador and champion of Irish tradition. Her father and aunt were avid collectors of traditional songs. Besides her numerous collaborations, including those with sister Triona and as a member of Dónal Lunny's Coolfin, she has released a number of solo albums, including the pivotal 'No Dowry' in 1991.

Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh formed Altan with her late husband Frankie Kennedy in the late 80's. Despite his untimely death she has continued fronting the group as singer and exceptional fiddle player. In 1994 she was instrumental in founding the Frankie Kennedy Winter School which has now become firmly embedded in Ireland's musical calendar. Her debut solo album, 'Imeall', was released in 2009.

Moya Brennan has fronted Clannad since the mid 70's. With 22 albums, a Grammy and Ivor Novello award the group pioneered Celtic music and brought the Irish language to a mass audience. Moya has performed and duetted with a wide range of artists, including Bono, Bruce Hornsby, Michael McDonald, Robert Plant, Paul Brady among others. Her solo output includes 7 albums, the latest being 'Heart Strings' recorded live with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.


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Subject: RE: Grand Dames of Irish music form supergro
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 05 Nov 10 - 12:40 PM

Irish Times article 23 Oct. 10

Irish Times today


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Subject: RE: Grand Dames of Irish music form supergro
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 05 Nov 10 - 12:42 PM

They made an appearance, all giddy and barefoot on the beach, on a tv documentary presented by Moya Brennan some time last month. May still be available on the RTE website.


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Subject: RE: Grand Dames of Irish music form supergro
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 06 Nov 10 - 12:21 AM

Ooh, wish I could see them! Even if they toured in the US, I probably couldn't afford to go.


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Subject: RE: Grand Dames of Irish music form supergro
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 06 Nov 10 - 04:34 AM

They were on the Late Late Show last night, you can probably catch that on RTE player as well.


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Subject: RE: Grand Dames of Irish music form supergro
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 06 Nov 10 - 05:02 AM

Supergro! Is that like a Babygro? :)


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