Christmas Recital

We are delighted to be able to host Bryan O'Leary and Colm Guilfoyle for our annual Christmas Recital.

8pm (doors 7.30pm), Friday 9th December 2016
Leixlip Parish Centre
Adults €10, Concessions €5
The night will not only featuring phenomenal music in a fun festive atmosphere but will also include a Christmas Raffle, mulled wine and minced pies.

Below is an extract from a review of Bryan and Colm's latest album "Where the bog is" - Click here to purchase the album

Both, are outstanding players. Guilfoyle and O’Leary are gifted with impeccable melodic phrasing, but what’s really interesting is how well the two articulate with each other: their ability to play unflinchingly on the same page contributes to their easy musical flow and conveys a warmth that makes the album special.

On the sound system this week is Bryan O’Leary (accordion) and Colm Guilfoyle’s (flute) new album “Where The Bog Is.” Taking its title from a quip Padraig O’Keeffe once made about the location of his own townland, “Where The Bog Is” contains 16 tracks of truly excellent Sliabh Luachra music.

Sliabh Luachra music is one of those deeply local styles that has an intense and dedicated following of fans. This album will be sure to delight, as it shows a born-in sense of the music, as both players from the region (Guilfoyle from Kilcummin and O’Leary from Tureencahill) and born to musical families. Not only did Guilfoyle’s mother and aunts all play, he learned also from local players like Padraig Buckley and Stephen Carroll. O’Leary, who was TG4’s young traditional musician of the year for 2014, is the grandson of the legendary Sliabh Luachra accordionist Johnny O’Leary and studied with the likes of Henry Cronin and Nicky McAuliffe.




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