Charlie Piggott and Gerry Harrington in concert in Cul na Smear Hall Saturday January 30th 2016

Next Cúil na Sméar Concert next  Saturday January 30th 2016
 
Charlie Piggott accordion and Gerry Harrington fiddle are making a return trip to Cuil na Sméar Hall on Saturday 30th. This is the 3rd of this seasons concerts hosted by Comeraghs Comhaltas. Once again we look forward to seeing all our usual patrons who enjoy the wonderful acoustic atmosphere of Cúil na Sméar Hall.
 
Charlie Piggott and Gerry Harrington are both excellent players of traditional music with individual reputations to prove it and when they play as a duet it is special- a natural coming together of skills and sensitivies with a respect,not simply for the notes and phrases of which tunes are made, but also for the essence of the tunes themselves.
 
Charlie Piggott- Accordion.
 
Charlie Piggott from Cobh Co. Cork has been playing traditional music from a young age. He was one of the founding members of DeDanann, with whom he toured extensively and made several recordings. He was also a member of the Irish musical group invited by the Smithsonian Institution to participate in the festival of American Folklife (1976) as part of the bi-centetennaoial celebrations. Charlie works as a traditional musician in Galway and features regularly on television, radio and at traditional festivals. He is co-author, with Fintan Valley and photographer Nutan Jacques Piraprez of Blooming Meadows; The World of Irish Traditional Musicians' (Townhouse and County House, Dublin, 1998).
 
 
Gerry Harrington- Fiddle
 
Gerry hails from Kenmare, Co. Kerry and grew up under the influence of fiddle players Joe Thomas, Connie O'Connell and Dennis McMahon. During the eighties he lived for a number of years in Chicago where he associated with the well known musicians Johnny Mc Greevy and Liz Carroll. Gerry returned to Ireland in 1990 and, forming a box fiddle duo with Eoin O'Sullivan, recorded two albums with the late great Sligo flute player Peter Horan, and his latest work is a solo fiddle album entitled  "At Home". He now works as a professional musician from Josie Mc Dermotts home place Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon, and regularly plays television, radio and and concert performance.
 
Tickets as usual are available from Ben Ó’Neills music shop Dungarvan and The Wine Buff. Admission is € 12 and start time is 8.30pm.
 

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Comhaltas Craobh na gComarach is dedicated to the promotion of all forms of traditional Irish culture. The group's particular emphasis is education of the young generation. We are based in the townsland of Cúl na Smear in the smallest parish in Waterford about 6 miles North-East of Dungarvan.

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