Síle Denvir & Barry Kerr at Feakle Folk Club
Highly acclaimed musicians Síle Denvir and Barry Kerr have combined talents to create a dynamic duet delivering a potent combination of tradition and innovation. Their repertoire is a sympathetic merging of both traditional and original material, ranging from Síle’s ancient
sean-nós songs to Barry’s self-composed modern folk tales.
Their instrumental music on uilleann pipes flute and harp is underpinned by subtle and inventive motif based arrangements, and their music sweeps from the emotive and hypnotic to the driving and vivacious. Originally from the southern shores of Lough Neagh,
multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter, and visual artist Barry is one of Ireland’s most accomplished artists. A master on both uilleann pipes and flute, his recent work has explored the concept of relating musical performance and composition with visual art, as seen in his latest performances/exhibitions,'CEATHAIR’ and ‘Continuum’. Barry is the recipient of the prestigious Liam O’ Flynn Award 2020.
Síle is a harpist and sean-nós singer who is deeply influenced by her upbringing in the Connemara Gaeltacht where she was surrounded by music and song from an early age. She is a founding member of the group Líadan, she has toured with The Chieftains and recent
performances include collaborations with Liam Ó Maonlaí, Martin Hayes, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.
Two celebrated musicians, together they make a compelling duet, creating music that communicates the beauty of a living tradition.