traditional Irish music night - Mick Kinsella & Steve LarkinDate: 24th Feb 2011
Excellent monthly trad event in the patriots inn, kilmainham. 9pm. no cover charge. Mick Kinsella, originally from Tullow, Co Carlow and now living in West Clare, plays harmonica and English concertina. He is a highly respected musician both in the traditional music world and also the other musical genres of jazz, blue grass, rock and blue grass. In 1995 he travelled to Australia with his group at the time 'The Slightly Bewildered String Band' and performed at many of the folk festivals such as Canberra and Port Fairy as well as some performance in Tasmania. He is often asked to give workshops and perform abroad and often teams up with fellow harmonica players, Rick Epping and Brendan Power. As well as his own records, Mick has recorded on over 50 albums to date including Altan's 'Another Sky', Billy Connolly's'World Tour of England, Ireland and Wales', Micheal O Suilleabhain's 'River of Sound', Mick Hanly's 'Wooden Horses', John Spillane's 'Lapadain, Lupadain' (Between the jigs and the reels), Emer Mayock's 'Merry Bits of Timber' & 'Playground', Cormac Breathneach's 'Musical Journey', Phil Callery's 'From the edge of memory', Brendan Power's 'New Irish Harmonica' and Michael Flatley's 'Celtic Tiger'. Mick has worked on many film and television scores including "The General", "River of Sound" and "Ballad of the Sade Café". His television and radio appearances have included The Late Late Show, The Pat Kenny Show, Geantraí, Ardán, Rattlebag, Gerry Ryan Show and performances for Australian television and radio.