Outside the Box - Máirtín O’Connor with Dave Flynn’s Irish Memory Orchestra
Máirtín O’Connor goes Outside the Box with Dave Flynn’s Irish Memory Orchestra on their Autumn Tour
Oct 5th - 7th - glór, Ennis | Cork Folk Festival | Watergate, Kilkenny
“Composer Dave Flynn has assembled a formidable collective of musicians, composing critically acclaimed music for them………melding traditional and classical music with a twist” Irish Times
“Genius is an overused word, but it sits lightly on the shoulders of Galwegian accordionist and tune composer Máirtín O’Connor.” Irish Times
Dave Flynn’s Irish Memory Orchestra is the only orchestra in the western world to perform exclusively by memory. Ireland’s living music tradition soars into the 21st Century with this outstanding ensemble mixing Celtic horns, strings, winds, pipes, reeds and a swinging rhythm section.
On October 7th they come to Kilkenny for the first time with their acclaimed chamber group featuring special guest, the legendary Máirtín O’Connor (Dé Dannan/Riverdance).
Joining Máirtín and Dave are violinist/singer Niamh Varian-Barry (ex-Solas), violist/singer Roísín Donohoe, flautist Aisling Agnew and percussionist Aidan Dunphy.
Expect an incredible evening of music and song crossing boundaries between traditional, classical and jazz.
Mairtin O’Connor - accordion/composer
Dave Flynn - guitar/composer
Niamh Varian-Barry - violin/fiddle/vocals
Róisín Donohoe - viola/fiddle/vocals
Aisling Agnew - flutes/tin whistle
Aidan Dunphy - Percussion