More Than Music with Rónan Browne & Special Guest: Steve Cooney

More Than Music with Rónan Browne & Special Guest: Steve Cooney

Friday, 19 April 2024, 8.30pm

Presented by celebrated piper Ronan Browne, this series will immerse the audience in the culture-rich world of Irish Music and allow us to delve into the meaning behind the music through captivating talks between Ronan and his monthly special guest live on the TSEAC stage.

​Each month Ronan will invite a special guest to join him on the stage to play and discuss their musical journey in a relaxed, intimate atmosphere. You can enjoy shared stories, melodic moments, and easy-going conversations that offer insights into the essence of their artistry and the profound impact of music on their lives.

​This month Ronan welcomes special guest STEVE COONEY

Steve Cooney is best known for his development of an influential style of guitar accompaniment to the traditional dance music of West Kerry, for which he won the National Entertainment Award in 1997. Born in Australia, he came to Ireland in 1980. He has participated in making more than 250 CD's, either as a guitar or bass player or as producer and engineer. A poet and songwriter, he has worked with many iconic international artists in rock and country music but his primarily focus is Irish traditional music, and fusions of that genre. He has been particularly influenced by the music of Sliabh Luachra. In 2020 his CD release of solo guitar interpretations of ancient harp tunes was voted the Irish Times top traditional record and it won in three categories at the RTÉ Folk Awards, where he was also given a Lifetime Achievement award. He was named TG4 Cumadóir na Bliana (Composer of the Year) in 2021. He was awarded a Ph.D. in 2018 for an intuitive musical notation system that he invented for early learners and for those with difficulties reading staff notation

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Added by Séamus Ennis Arts Centre on 2 April 2024

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