Drawing from the Well Meet the Artists: Aoife Ní Bhriain
Dublin City Libraries (DCL) and the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) are delighted to invite you to join us for a live interview and Q&A session with fiddle player Aoife Ní Bhriain on 30 June 2021 at 2 pm (Irish time).
This is the third event in an exciting new partnership offering you the opportunity to meet and chat with artists from ITMA’s online monthly traditional music series ‘Drawing from the Well’. ‘Drawing from the Well’ connects artists to archival materials to inspire new art. These online forums are hosted by Liam O’Connor Director of ITMA and David O’Brien Librarian, DCL.
Fiddle player Aoife Ni Bhriain combines the richness of a family heritage of traditional music and a lifetime of classical music training. Born in Dublin she began studying the violin at an early age winning numerous national and international competitions for both classical and traditional Irish music. She graduated with first class honours from the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater Leipzig in 2018 and plays on a violin by J.B. Vuillaume on generous loan.
Her unique musical pedigree has led her to experiment, collaborate and perform across many musical genres with artists such as pianist Eliso Virsaladze, fiddle player Martin Hayes, jazz guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel, actor Tim Robbins, and the avant garde string quintet Wooden Elephant.
With her father uilleann piper Mick O’ Brien and flute player Emer Mayock she has recorded two albums of tunes sourced from the Canon Goodman Collection, melodies collected in the southwest of Ireland in the 19th century: Tunes from the Goodman Manuscripts (2012) and More Tunes from the Goodman Manuscripts (2021). The Trio were awarded a TG4 Gradam Ceoil Award in 2014.
Aoife holds an abiding interest and admiration for the solo fiddle playing of fellow Dubliner Tommie Potts. In the latest episode of ITMA’s Drawing from the Well, she shares her continuing journey to transcribe and interpret the music and creativity of her fiddle playing icon. This event was live streamed on Friday 18 June 2021 “Tommie Potts: Transcribing a Genius” is now freely available to view the ITMA Facebook Page and on the ITMA YouTube Channel https://youtu.be/K5gvsUd60ew
To meet artist Aoife Ni Bhriain as part of the Zoom audience, register here via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/drawing-from-the-well-meet-the-artists-aoife-ni-bhriain-tickets-159821716055
The event will also be streamed live on Facebook. This zoom event will be recorded for archival purposes, and will be made available to view on the ITMA YouTube Channel at a later date.