The Local

The Local

Saturday, 9 September 2023, 9.00pm
Added by Musiclee

The Local consists of Ciaran Tourish on fiddle and whistles, James Delaney on keyboards, Eoghan O'Neill on bass, Kevin Malone on drums and percussion. A serious collection of some of the best musicians in Ireland.
James Delaney.
James has toured and or recorded with Clannad, Moving Hearts, Van Morrison, Rory Gallagher, Paul Brady, Martin O Connor, Four men and a Dog, Abbey Theatre, Andrew Strong, Mary Coughlan, Mike Scott, Stocktons Wing, Henry Mc McCullagh, Chuck Berry, and many American blues artists touring Ireland.

Ciaran Tourish.
He was a member of well-known Irish traditional band Altan from 1990 until 2017
In addition to his mastery of the dance music tradition, Ciaran’s quick ear, love of harmony
and counterpoint have led to his talent being in demand as a valued collaborator on many
Irish and non-Irish music projects with a wide range of musicians and singers including
Paul Brady, Matt Molloy, Clannad, Mary Black, Maura O’Connell, Mark Knopfler, Brendan
Quinn, Máirtín O’Connor, Dolores Keane, Dé Danann, The Chieftains, Macklemore & Ryan
Lewis, The Everly Brothers, John Prine, Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss,
Jerry Douglas and Tim O’Brien to name just a few......
He released his first solo recording “Down the Line” in 2005 featuring guest musicians Arty
McGlynn, Paul Brady, Maura O’Connell, Tim O’Brien, Alison Krauss, and Jerry Douglas
among others.

Eoghan O'Neill.
In a career spanning almost forty years as a bassist Eoghan OʼNeill has recorded and
performed a large and varied cross section of contemporary music. He was a member of
the original version of the highly acclaimed Irish music crossover band Moving Hearts and
his playing with this band got him noticed as a session player. His credits range from
people as far apart on the musical map as Tammy Wynette and Terence Trent DʼArby.
During the eighties he recorded five albums with British songwriter Chris Rea including the
massively successful On the Beach. Eoghan was a member of the original Riverdance
Orchestra and held the post of musical director in the U.S. touring show (The LeeCompany) until it was disbanded. Since then, he has been playing on and producing
albums. Among these are two productions for Celts Heritage star Dan ar Bras, and Breton legend Gilles Servat.
He worked with Celtic Woman as bassist and touring musical director for thirteen years,
which ended in 2016. Eoghan continues to play with Moving Hearts, Mick Hanly, and many other friends.

Kevin Malone.
Kevin, a Dublin native has been in the music business for many years. His unique drumming style and energy has seen him working with some of the best in the business such as, Van Morrison, Sinead O Connor, Ronnie and Phelim Drew, Cathy Davey, Don Baker, Bree Harris, Geraint Watkins, Niall Toner...

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