Gerry O’Connor & Gilles le Bigot
"...Two brilliant musicians from two very different disciplines, come together in concert to swop and share their enormous talents. Wonderful music, full of passion, fire and energy...," David Kidman
Gerry and Gilles have recorded a remote concert for this year’s Féile Patrick Byrne 2020. They originally planned to record an album before a live audience at the féile which would have been a follow-up to their 2006 live recording. Critics hailed that album as “one of the great records of fiddle music” and “flawless in a way that is rarely found with live albums”. While we wait for the Coronavirus pandemic to recede and the recording of their next live album to take place, this performance gives everyone the opportunity to experience two superb musicians close-up.
The recital will be streamed as live on YouTube Premiere at 8pm with the video remaining up on the Patrick Byrne YouTube channel for another seven days.
Carrickmacross Comhaltas / Féile Patrick Byrne would like to thank our funders and supporters for their generous help in making the festival possible: the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon; Monaghan County Council Arts Office; the Carrickmacross & Castleblayney Municipal District Council and Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Meitheal programme supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gealtacht.