The Casey Sisters (Nollaig Casey, Máire Ní Chathasaigh, Mairéad Ní Chathasaigh)
About the concert:
The historic venue for the concert, Leap Castle, is reputed to be the most haunted building in Ireland!
Ticket price: €20
Info & tickets: 087 2238040
About the artists:
These renowned sisters from West Cork - singer and fiddle-player Nollaig (ex Planxty, Coolfin &c), influential harper Máire (sole harper recipient to date of the prestigious Gradam Cheoil TG4) and singer and fiddle-player Mairéad - have, remarkably, only just released their début CD together, Sibling Revelry - one of The Daily Telegraph’s Folk Albums of the Year.
“First-class musicianship… wonderfully atmospheric” * * * * The Daily Telegraph
“Intimacy and intuition are at the heart of this radiant collection… a treat” * * * * The Irish Times
“Blissfully beautiful… channelling mythology, nostalgia and geography to bewitching effect in heartfelt music” * * * * Songlines
“Superbe” * * * * Trad Magazine (France)
“High-end music-making, virtuosic yet presented (with) warmth and intimacy, rich, flowing, soulful expression… (and) sheer depth of feeling for the Irish tradition” The Herald Scotland
Here’s a link to a video of the sisters playing at the Skibbereen Arts Festival last Sunday (24 July 2016):