STRUNG Launch their new album on 6th November

17 October, 2016

Strung are a contemporary Irish music ensemble based in Cork, comprising Maria Ryan (violin/vocals), Lucia Mac Partlin (violin), Séan Warren (cello) and Aonghus McCarthy (piano). While undergoing classical training at Cork School of Music, they maintained a participating interest in Irish traditional music. Their dynamic ensemble and unique backgrounds allow them to subtly integrate complex harmonies and innovative motifs, while staying true to the deep-rooted authenticity of traditional Irish melodies. Strung’s sound radiates with originality, yet has an understated energy that instantly captivates.

In March 2016, Strung were winners of the Michigan Irish Music Initiative, a national competition for up and coming traditional Irish groups. They will perform at the Michigan Irish Music Festival in September 2016.

"Congratulations to Strung on their grand prize victory at the 2016 Michigan Irish Music Initiative. Your fine ensemble brings a truly unique, innovative and entirely musical energy to the trad Irish music scene. Your award was unanimous and enthusiastically given"- Tom Schaub (Michigan Irish Music Festival)

All 4 members of Strung are students. Lucia and Maria are undertaking a masters at CIT Cork School of Music while Seán is undertaking his masters at the University of Limerick. Aonghus studies biochemistry at University College Cork.

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