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DIRK POWELL, BRENDAN GLEESON, MICHAEL McGOLDRICK & FRANCIS GAFFNEY

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***THIS CONCERT IS TAKING PLACE IN THE UNITARIAN CHURCH, St.STEPHEN’S GREEN***

“Dirk Powell is the greatest old-time banjo player alive… an artist of unique vision and unbending integrity. “– Steve Earle

Unconfined and adventurous… legendary.” BBC Music on Michael McGoldrick

Whelanslive.com is very proud to present the return of multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell, piper Michael McGoldrick and guitarist Francis Gaffney joined again by actor Brendan Gleeson on fiddle and mandolin in a musical road trip from Kentucky to Ireland via the Louisiana bayous. Following their sell-out Music Network tour in January, they come together again for a one off special in the intimate surroundings of Dublin’ Unitarian Church St. Stephens Green on Friday 26th Sept.

Dirk Powell and Brendan Gleeson met on the set of the Oscar-winning movie Cold Mountain and what began as a shared experience of having music passed down from their grandfathers has grown into an exploration of American Old Time, Cajun and Irish traditional music.

While Dirk Powell’s playing is deeply rooted in his Appalachian heritage, he’s played alongside artists as diverse as Emmylou Harris, Jack White, Joan Baez and Steve Earle in addition to working on soundtracks with many of today’s greatest film directors. Brendan Gleeson needs no introduction to Irish audiences, although it’s less well known that he’s a highly-accomplished fiddle player.

Powell’s genius for blending old and new is well matched by the innovative flautist and piper Mike McGoldrick, co-founder of Lúnasa and Flook, who has performed with everyone from Sharon Shannon and the Afro-Celt Sound System to Youssou N’Dour and Mark Knopfler. Neither are strangers to cross cultural collaborations, having regularly participated in the legendary BBC Transatlantic Sessions. Completing the quartet is Francis Gaffney, a renowned guitarist from Boyle, Co. Roscommon, who has regularly toured and recorded with artists such as John Carty, Alec Finn, Joe Kennedy and Arty McGlynn.

***THIS CONCERT IS TAKING PLACE IN THE UNITARIAN CHURCH, St.STEPHEN’S GREEN***

TICKETS

€18 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings).

Under 18’s must be accompanied by an Adult // No Food Or Drink allowed in Venue.

  • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
  • Doors: 8pm in the UNITARIAN CHURCH
  • Tickets: €18