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Saturday, December 20 2014 @ 05:08 AM MST


Kevin Crawford and Cillian Vallely in concert!
Join us for an intimate evening of live Irish music by two master musicians, members of Irish super-group Lunasa. Seating is limited and by reservation only, call or e-mail Mary Hill-Connor to reserve your seats! See you there!
WHEN: Thursday, October 13, 2011
WHERE: (address provided upon reservation)
$20 Suggested Donation

Don’t miss this house concert - October 13th
Two of the most well-known musicians on the Irish
music circuit are flute player Kevin Crawford and
uilleann piper Cillian Vallely

Kevin Crawford - Born in Birmingham, England, Kevin Crawford’s early life was one long journey into Irish music and Co. Clare, where he eventually moved while in his 20’s. He quickly became one of the most sought-after and respected traditional musicians in Ireland and played in various groups including Moving Cloud, Grianan and Raise the Rafters.

Cillian Vallely - He took up his father’s instrument and polished his skills with tutelage from the late Armagh piper Mark Donnelly. His mastery of chanter, drones and regulators, and of all the accents and moods of the traditional piping idiom, place him in the first rank of today’s Irish pipers. Cillian now tours with the group Lúnasa, and has also performed extensively in America with groups such as New York’s Whirligig and Paddy O’Brien’s Chulrua, and has appeared with fiddler Seamus Connolly, Riverdance on Broadway and Tim O’Brien’s The Crossing.

The combination of uilleann pipes and flute is rare in duet recordings of traditional music and the duo have utilized the unique tonal qualities of these flat-pitched ‘C’ instruments to record their music. The tunes have been sourced from various manuscripts, archives and field recordings but there are also a number of new, self-composed pieces. In addition, Kevin and Cillian play a variety of low whistles. More information to come on the Crawford/Vallely concert

Mary Hill-Connor

Cathaoirleach (Chairperson)
Four Peaks Irish Arts
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

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