BOG BLOSSOM - new traditional Irish music night

Date: 25th Nov 2010

a brand new monthly trad. night in the Patriots Inn, 9pm no c/c. Hosted by Paul Conlon and featuring top performers in this genre. the first night kicks off with BOG BLOSSOM which is: Caoimhín Vallely hails from Armagh city and now resides in Cork. As a piano and fiddle player he has recorded and toured with Buille, Karan Casey, North Cregg and many others. His critically acclaimed solo album, “Strayaway”, showcases his unique approach to piano playing marking him a truly individual voice in Irish music today. Eoin Coughlan, aside from being an acclaimed solo artist, would also be recognized on the Traditional Irish Music Scene as the former front man with internationally acclaimed group Nomos. He currently teaches in the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and performs on stage as ‘Neidí Ryans’ Youngfella’ with Musician / Comedian – Dixie Walsh AKA Pat Shortt. "Eoin Coughlan alternates between a blistering rocker, unabashedly romantic, gentle and conversational to a soaring that brings Jeff Buckley to mind…" Evening Herald Nigel Grufferty, from Tipperary, plays fiddle. He studied music in University Colleges Cork and Limerick and toured Europe performing with various groups. He currently lives and teaches in Cork where he plays regularly. Brian Kissane on button accordion comes from Kerry.  He resides in Cork and can regularly be seen playing in sessions around the city and at festivals around Ireland.  His style of playing is heavily influenced by accordion players from the Cork/Kerry region.