ZOE CONWAY & JOHN McINTYRE
– Album Launch –
With an exciting blend of eclectic fiddle and guitar music, Zoë and John bring to the stage sympathetic arrangements of traditional Irish music, compositions and songs, old and new. The duo possesses a rare facility to draw pieces into their repertoire from other genres such as classical, jazz and world music and express this material in way which not only displays the sheer range and knowledge of both instrumentalists but also exhibits the wonderful versatility of their instruments. For this album launch they will be performing new works by Irish composers including Bill Whelan, Mícheál Ó Suilléabháin, Peadar O Riada, Tommy Peoples, Andy Irvine and many more.
Zoë, no stranger to the stage, has performed with an impressive list of international artists including Riverdance, Damien Rice, Lou Reed, Nick Cave, Rodrigo y Gabriella to mention but a few. In contrast to this, Zoe has been an important figure within more serious music circles in Ireland, as her discipline has allowed her the pleasure of appearing as soloist with acclaimed orchestras such as The Irish Chamber Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra; pieces recited include works composed for her by world renowned Irish composer, Bill Whelan.
John began his career on a very different course, as electric guitarist with indie band, The Revs. Through this he has also known the privilege of performing on many famous stages and festivals across the globe. John studied classical guitar as a teenager, and has a strong background in traditional music, having spent many summers in south west Donegal.
Together, Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre are a musical force to be reckoned with, and audiences in Ireland and beyond keep coming back for more. They were awarded ‘Best Show’ from popular YouTube channel, Balcony TV for their lightening arrangement of jazz standard, Tiger Rag, receiving over 80,000 views online. Don’t miss an opportunity to see them perform an intimate, acoustic set at Whelans.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie DJ from 11pm til late or you might even catch the end of Song Cycle, our weekly singer-songwriter showcase in the front bar.