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House Concerts/Workshops
202 Main Street, Barriefield. The Rambling House

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2016 Irish Music Series

The usual reminder, a house is just a house and only holds so many (about 45) and our house concerts have almost always sold out.
  Send an e-mail to rmacdiarmid@cogeco.ca to book your spot for the concert or workshop weekend

House Concert with Barrule (Isle of Man)

202 Main Street, Barriefield,
Monday, June 27th, 7:00 pm

The award winning trio with a big band sound, Barrule elevates the Isle of Man’s native music to a new level of performance and musicianship; a knockout live act performing Manx tunes and Gaelic songs seldom encountered in the wider world. The band, consists of fiddler Tomas Callister, accordion player Jamie Smith and with Adam Rhodes on guitar/bouzouki has an unmistakable big sound, steeped in the island’s Celtic and Viking tradition, lending depth and warmth that fully embraces the audience! Stopping over in Kingston on the way to Alianait/Iqaluit.
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Barrule
The unique sound of traditional Manx music is the Celtic World’s best kept secret. This is set to change with the introduction of Barrule, the award winning trio hellbent on taking the Isle of Man’s music to a much wider audience.

Named after the famous Manx summit where legend says the ancient Celtic God Manannan MacLir stalked his mighty fortress, Barrule fuses three distinct musical forces – gifted fiddle-player Tomas Callister, accordion wizard Jamie Smith (of Mabon) and versatile accompanist Adam Rhodes (Mabon and Manx band King Chiaullee) on bouzouki. Together this versatile acoustic unit creates a powerful and wholly distinctive sound.

With bold but sensitive arrangements, the trio presents a fresh take on traditional and contemporary Manx music. While sharing common ground with its Celtic cousins, as well as the English tradition, Manx music has retained its own particular and inherent Manxness: an atmosphere evoked by the music that speaks of the natural beauty of the island and the lives of its inhabitants. Barrule Web Site


House Concert with Paddy Keenan

202 Main Street, Barriefield,
Friday, July 8, 2016, 7:30

Keenan

Paddy Keenan was born in Trim, Co. Meath, to John Keenan, Sr. of Westmeath and the former Mary Bravender of Co. Cavan. The Keenans were a Travelling family steeped in traditional music; both Paddy's father and grandfather were uilleann pipers. Paddy himself took up the pipes at the age of ten, playing his first major concert at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, when he was 14. He later played with the rest of his family in a group called The Pavees.

Paddy's flowing, open-fingered style of playing can be traced directly from the style of such great Travelling pipers as Johnny Doran; both Paddy's father and grandfather played in the same style. Although often compared to Doran, Paddy was 19 or 20 when he first heard a tape of Doran's playing; his own style is a direct result of his father's tutelage and influence


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