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Sun 6th Nov 2022

Whelan’s Upstairs

Just back from a tour of Denmark, The Scope are an assembly of Folk & Trad musicians who have performed all over the world in various guises.

Billy Treacy : Vocals & Guitar

Billy is a Folk singer/songwriter who is a regular on the scene around Dublin, his collection of new Folk songs about Dublin areas & characters has drawn praise from many.

Here’s what they had to say about “Ma”
“A gorgeous heartfelt song delivered by Billy with his characteristic Dublin colour & gusto” Ruth Smith (Simply Folk RTE)

“This is just brilliant, you’ve taken us all on that journey with your mother. It’s a belter and a great tribute. Ride on Billy.” Christy Moore

Eoin Dillon- Uilleann Pipes & Whistle

Eoin has been playing the pipes & whistles since the age of 15. As a founding member of KÍLA he released 11 albums and toured the world with performances at top festivals including Glastonbury, Womad (Aus/NZ) and Montreux Jazz Festival.

As a solo artist, Eoin Dillon has guested with U2, Baaba Maal, Sinead O Connor, Donal Lunny & Jane Sibery. He composed the music with Kíla for 2 OSCAR winning animation films in 2012/2015 — while his solo compositional work on ‘Ireland’s Wild River’ was nominated in the Best Music category at the 2015 EMMY Awards. Eoin has facilitated music workshops at primary & secondary level schools and theatres at home & abroad as well as presenting the TG4 show Geantraí & performing in and composing music for theatre.

Dave McNevin : Banjo
A grown up child prodigy and World Champion, Dave has toured the world with all and sundry. A former member of Stockton’s Wing he has delivered tunes in every U.S. state (excluding Alaska & Hawaii)

Anna Mary Donaghy – Fiddle
Anna Mary can be found at various sessions around Dublin when she is not teaching the Fiddle.
She has performed in iconic venues such as The Olympia Theatre, Croke Park and The Barrowlands in Glasgow.

Graham Watson – Lap Steel, Electric Guitar & Bodhran
Graham is a multi instrumentalist , producer & founder of Flood Plain Studios where the the album “Life” was recorded.
He is a much sought after accompanist in Trad music circles.


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€16.50 available online from Whelan’s.

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on all bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


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