The Cobblestone Sessions at The Complex
Join us for a special series from The Complex with musicians from The Cobblestone Pub’s much-missed traditional Irish music sessions.
Each evening from 12th – 17th March, some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians and dancers will be streamed into the homes of the nation, connecting with Irish audiences at home and around the world.
Doireann Ní Ghlacáin from TG4 will present this wide selection of tunes accompanied by some singing and Irish dancing. The Rowsome Family (Kevin on Uileann Pipes, Naoise on Cello and Uileann Pipes, and Lorraine Hickey on Fiddle) who come from six generations of Uileann piping and pipe-making, will play and the McBride Family (Simon on Concert Flute, Aran on Uileann Pipes, Cian on Fiddle, Sean on concert Flute and Aoife Healy dancing) will remind us of their regular sessions in The Cobblestone Pub.
There will be sets from renowned Uileann Pipe maker Donnacha Dwyer, singer Micheál Quinn, fiddle player Michelle O’Brien who has won numerous All-Ireland titles, and Sean O’Brion on Concert Flute.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Cobblestone Session without the Mulligan Family; Tom’s nephew Sárán Mulligan on Concertina will play with Muirine Nic Róibín. Jacqui Martin who has been playing music from a young age and has taught and performed at many festivals over the years, plays fiddle with Claire Martin on Concert Flute and Larry Egan on Button Accordion. Tom’s daughter Siomha will play fiddle to a set of dancing from Mary Beth Taylor, a sean-nós and Irish dancing teacher for over 20 years.
Join us from your home for some incredible musicianship, uplifting tunes in a nearly-real pub atmosphere. Dim the lights and pour yourself a pint!
From emerging bands, to céilí groups and dancers, industry innovators and their established contemporaries, this year sees over 300 artists & filmmakers premier newly filmed performances, covering the breadth of Ireland and the scope of its talents.
A celebration of our most treasured performers, this programme commemorates the rich history of traditional music while looking forward to the future and recognising some of the industry's most innovative artists. SPF TV audiences are invited to join the party, from intimate sessions to foot stomping céilí bands, this is an opportunity to delve deep into Ireland's wealth of traditional music.
Artists: Doireann Ní Ghlacáin, The Rowsome Family, McBride Family, Donnacha Dwyer, Micheál Quinn, Michelle O’Brien, Sean O’Brion, The Mulligan Family; Sárán Mulligan, Muirine Nic Róibín, Jacqui Martin, Claire Martin, Larry Egan, Síomha Mulligan, Mary Beth Taylor.
Commissioned by St. Patrick's Festival