SIXMILEBRIDGE FOLK CLUB will gather for their second concert of its 2023 series this weekend.
Gleeson’s Bar in Sixmilebridge is to host the event on Saturday March 25th which will feature Cli Donnellan (fiddle), Bríd O’Gorman (flute), Liam Flanagan (fiddle) and Michael Landers (guitar).
Mountshannon native Cli will play a number of tracks from her debut album ‘Beneath the Hedgerow’. The founder of the Mountshannon Trad Festival, she ran the event for a decade. She presented ‘The Morning Dew’ on Scariff Bay Community Radio from 2019 to 2021. She completed a PhD in Philosophy through music in 2018 at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. Cli is currently on the peer panel of the Arts Council of Ireland and is a mentor with Minding Creative Minds.
Originally from Liscannor, Bríd grew up in a house where music was an integral part of everyday life. Her father, a fiddle player, passed on his music to her and her siblings. She began playing the tin whistle at the age of five, then moved onto the timber flute at the age of seven. Bríd recorded her debut album with Eoin O’Neill entitled ‘Bluebells are Blooming’. Now based in Newmarket-on-Fergus, she has been collaborated on several albums from other musicians.
Accomplished guitar player, Michael may be a native of Kildare but has been in immersed in East Clare music for over three decades since moving to Tulla. He has played with many different musicians down through the years and has performed all over the country and abroad. He plays in numerous sessions, with the Old Ground session on a Sunday night his regular gig.
A member of the popular trad group, ‘North Cregg’, Liam has performed, recorded, and toured extensively with the group. The Cork man has also toured worldwide with internationally acclaimed trad band Danú. A popular player and teacher on the trad scene, he has shared the stage with many great musicians including Derek Hickey, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and Ciarán O Gealbháin.
Doors open at 7.30pm and the concert commences at 8pm. No advance booking is required but a small entrance fee to cover costs will apply.