Trad@Lunch: Liam Kelly & Kevin Brehony

Wednesday 4th August 2021 @ 1pm

Celebrating the launch of his new album, At home with McKenna, flute player Liam Kelly brings the music of the 1920/30s back to life playing John McKenna’s original Concert ‘D’ flute accompanied by Kevin Brehony on keyboard.

Liam Kelly grew up in Sligo Town and is a founding member of Ireland’s internationally renowned and award-winning traditional band Dervish. In a career spanning 31 years, which they celebrated in 2020, Dervish have produced 14 albums and have toured worldwide. Liam has also recorded a solo album Sweetwood as well as a duet album Sets in Stone with Sligo Fiddler Philip Duffy.

Kevin Brehony who hails from Castlebaldwin, Co. Sligo has a long-standing empathy and a deep-rooted understanding of McKenna’s music. Kevin was first introduced to the music of John McKenna in the 1990s and has been involved with traditional music in the area ever since. Kevin has featured on many acclaimed recordings associated with the music of Sligo and Leitrim.

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Monday 2nd August 2021 @ 1pm

Bloom of Youth – Gavin / Glancy Quartet

Tuesday 3rd August 2021 @ 1pm

Liam Kelly & Kevin Brehony

Wednesday 4th 2021 @ 1pm

McGuinness Family of Dromore West

Thursday 5th August 2021 @ 1pm

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