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The combination of fiddle, uilleann pipes and organ is an inexplicably beautiful sound. Round, warm, haunting and evocative, it mixes its genres effortlessly. Catherine Ennis is among the most revered of organists, has performed at the highest level internationally and has a rare and deep empathy with traditional music. Catherine is the daughter of Seamus Ennis one of Ireland’s most celebrated uilleann pipers and remarkable collector of song and lore. This year marks the centenary of the birth of Seamus Ennis. Paddy Glackin, the original fiddle player with The Bothy Band, was himself a friend of Seamus Ennis who died in 1982. Paddy has collaborated with figures as diverse as John Cage, Van Morrison and Kate Bush. A native of Dublin his family roots are in Donegal and Mayo and the music of county Donegal, in particular, has influenced his playing. Neil Martin, a native of Belfast, grew up playing traditional and classical music on uilleann pipes and cello, and has composed, arranged and toured extensively. Their unique and varied repertoire ranges from bespoke arrangements of iconic traditional airs and dance tunes – Táimse im’ Chodladh, Mo Ghile Mear and The Gold Ring – through to organ settings of Vaughan Williams and to newly-composed pieces – Planxty Stackallan, The Queen of the Scals and The Boy in the Glen.

Tickets €15 available from National Concert Hall website or box office