Folk Nights at glór with Maria Ryan & Ger O' Donnell
Folk Nights at glór is a series of ‘folk-club’ performances created specifically for viewing from your couch, showcasing some of our finest folk musicians locally and nationally. In this series we explore Folk and what it means for the artists who make it. Join us online for some intimate concert performances in glór’s spaces, lit and filmed to capture at least some of the magic of live! Experience explorations in folk and hear the musicians in conversation with series curator Paula Carroll, on how music-making has changed in today’s world.
Maria Ryan, violinist, fiddle player and singer from Pallasgreen in Co. Limerick, is an alumnus of Cork School of Music (CIT), where she co-founded the highly acclaimed music ensemble Strung. In recent times she has also toured internationally with Galician piper Carlos Nuñez, played with Crash Ensemble and the Irish National Opera. But nowhere is she more comfortable than in this folk collaboration with singer and multi-instrumentalist Ger O’ Donnell,
Ger O’Donnell, multi-instrumentalist, singer, music educator, arranger, was born in Limerick. His musical journey has led him through fife and drum bands to classical flute to rock bands to his current focus on strings and voice in folk arrangements. Long before lockdowns, his online collaborations with singers and instrumentalists, have garnered him a huge and loyal following. His collaborations with Maria Ryan have struck some of the deepest chords.
Tickets €8 plus €1 booking fee.