Iarla O'Lionaird with Cormac McCarthy
From his iconic early recording of the vision song “Aisling Gheal” as a young boy to his ground breaking recordings with Dublin's Crash Ensemble and New York’s Alarm Will Sound, Iarla O'Lionáird has shown a breadth of artistic ambition that sets him apart in the Irish Music fraternity. He’s a child of traditional music, born and bred in the belly of the West Cork Gaeltacht, with Seán Ó Riada a neighbour and indisputable early influence; and his great aunt, traditional singer Elizabeth Cronin, who forged a reputation for rich interpretation before him.
Twice Grammy nominated artist, Ó Lionáird has worked with a stellar cast of composers internationally and has performed and recorded with such luminaries as Peter Gabriel, Nick Cave, Robert Plant and Sinead O'Connor. His unique singing style has carried him to New York's Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House and beyond. He has performed as soloist with Irish and international concert and symphony orchestras including The National Symphony Orchestra at the US Kennedy Centre.
Ó Lionáird's own voice has also graced the silver screen, with film credits extending from "The Gangs of New York" to "Hotel Rwanda" and most recently as featured singer in the film “Brooklyn” starring Saoirse Ronan. He is the vocalist with the critically acclaimed Irish /American band "The Gloaming."
Cormac McCarthy is a pianist, composer, arranger and conductor from Cork. Noted for a diverse stylistic palette, his compositions and arrangements have been performed and recorded by artists including Phil Woods, Jeff Hamilton, Mick Flannery, Martin Hayes, Andrea Corr, Gavin James, The DePaul Jazz Ensemble, The RTÉ Concert Orchestra, The Crash Ensemble and The New Irish Jazz Orchestra
As a pianist, he has performed extensively throughout Europe and the US, sharing the stage/recording studio with artists including Peter Washington, Nell Ní Chróinín, Billy Drummond, Liz Carroll, Donal Lunny, The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra & The RTÉ Concert Orchestra. He is also a member of Martin Hayes' most recent project, The Common Ground Ensemble.
DOORS 4pm | SHOW 5pm