December Sounds’ with Cormac Begley, John Francis Flynn & Liam Ó Maonlaí
Kilkenny’s stunning St. Canice’s Cathedral will host ‘December Sounds’ with Liam Ó Maonlaí and Cormac Begley on Monday, 20th December as part of Yulefest Kilkenny.
Joined on the night by solo bass, baritone, treble and piccolo concertina player from West-Kerry Cormac Begley. Coined as one of the leading lights within Irish traditional music, Begley plays in a range of collaborations with Liam O Connor, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Rushad Eggleston, Liam Ó Maonlaí and Lisa O’Neil and Ye Vagabonds. He was nominated for the RTE Radio 1 ‘Folk Instrumentalist of the Year’ in 2019 and his debut solo has received nine 5-star reviews and was shortlisted for the Irish Times Album of the Year 2018.
John Francis Flynn is a singer and multi-instrumentalist whose work centres around traditional and folk material. He is a founding member of the band, Skipper’s Alley, with whom he has toured extensively throughout Europe and America. Flynn scooped two awards last week at the RTE Folk awards for ‘Best Emerging Artist’ and ‘Best Folk Singer’.
Hothouse Flowers frontman Liam Ó Maonlaí is currently on tour in Spain & Portugal. O’ Maonlai has toured the world with his band and in more recent years released his debut solo album ‘Rian’ which received high acclaim. Ó Maonlaí recently performed alongside the Irish Chamber Orchestra at Féile Classical in Dublin’s 3Arena with Something Happens, An Emotional Fish, the Frank & Walters and Irish Women In Harmony.
December Sounds is funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and is being delivered locally by Kilkenny County Council’s Arts Office.
Tickets: €10 available from Rollercoaster Records www.rollercoasterrecordskk.ie and in-store
All proceeds from tickets to Ciara Lawlor Memorial Fund & Cois Nore
**** PLEASE NOTE COVID-19 CERTIFICATE REQUIRED & MASK WEARING THROUGHOUT CONCERT IS MANDATORY.
PLEASE NOTE NEW TIMES FOR DECEMBER SOUNDS CONCERTS
- Due to the new government restrictions we will open concert doors at the earlier time of 5pm
- We ask all attendees to provide proof of their COVID-19 certificate & photo ID to a member of the team, in line with health and safety policy and Government guidelines
- Masks must be worn at all times
- We respect new times will not suit everyone and apologise for any inconvenience
We look forward to seeing you all very soon at the stunning St. Canice’s Cathedral.