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Ademar O’Connor & Friends / Uaine
August 4, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Thursday 4th August | 8.00PM | ST. PAUL’S CHURCH N91KP29
Ademar, Keelan, Moyra and Friends
Ademar O’Connor –18 times All Ireland Champion Ademar is a multi-instrumentalist who has won All Irelands in fiddle, button accordion, banjo, piano, melodeon and miscellaneous.. He performed in concerts and sessions all over Ireland and in France, America and Canada with his two brothers Arthur and Theodore .. He also won the junior Fiddler Of Dooney in 2016 and the junior Ed Reavy competition in 2017 .. At a young age he played on The Late Late Toy Show along with his two brothers playing trad .. Ademar has also been a guest performer with Sharon Shannon on some of her amazing concerts with Imelda May, Francis Black and Mary Coughlan.
Moyra Fraser – Moyra Fraser -Foster Moyra wife of Mick Foster is originally from Aberdeen, Scotland and started playing music at the age of 8. Moyra is a multi-instrumentalist playing the piano accordion, piano, ,flute, clarinet and saxophone but her first love is Irish and Scottish Traditional Music. Moyra is the keyboard player and Musical Director of the international duo, Foster and Allen. Moyra produced and directed radio shows in Scotland and was the Musical Director of an extremely popular TV show “Sing Something…” and composed the theme music for the series. Moyra teaches music as well as arranging and producing recordings for various artists and is in demand as a session musician in many recording studios Moyra is a regular on Radio Na Gaelteacht, RTE TV and TG4 and has composed and published songs and music. The Foster and Allen new release, “The Mullingar Fleadh“ was co-written by Moyra and her friend the late Brigid Walshe. Moyra is a regular at the Frank Gavigan Brach CCE music sessions in Gunnings, Rathconrath.
Keelan McGrath – Accordionist from Borrisokane in County Tipperary won the 2018 Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal competition. The young musician – aged only 16 at the time – competed against 15 other finalists in a concert broadcast live from Cork on RTÉ Ráidió na Gaeltachta on Friday 2 February. The judges were concertina player Noel Hill, accordionist Charlie Harris and accordion and concertina player Mick Mulcahy.
Bríd Harper, Tony O’Connell, Paul Meehan and Lisa Butler are well known and highly respected performers collectively known as UAINE. They recently released their successful debut album entitled “The Dimming of the Day” Gimmick free, UAINE have a sweet tuneful voice rendering contemporary and traditional material both in English and Irish and deliver tunes with a passion for the tradition.
“New tunes, bright ideas, deep respect, music as fresh as the first flush of April grass, vivid green spring shoots of promise from UAINE” Seán Laffey Irish Music Magazine