Dave Flynn's Irish Memory Orchestra with special Guest MÁIRTÍN Ó CONNOR.

Dave Flynn's Irish Memory Orchestra with special Guest MÁIRTÍN Ó CONNOR.

Date: 6th October 2018
Time: 8pm
Venue: CIT Cork School of Music
Cost:€20

Cork Folk Festival presents, Dave Flynn's Irish Memory Orchestra with special Guest MÁIRTÍN Ó CONNOR.

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(Students Rate €15 available on the night at box office.)

The IMO is the first and only orchestra in the Western world to play exclusively from memory Visionary founder and Artistic Director Dave Flynn has enlisted some of Ireland’s leading traditional, classical and jazz musicians to create a kaleidoscopic new sound around his award-winning music; A string section infused with the sound of Irish fiddles; a wind section mixing Irish flutes, whistles and uilleann pipes with the haunting tone of the oboe; a harmonic background of Irish harp, mallet percussion and guitar; and a dynamic rhythm section mixing rumbling double bass and ticking percussion.

MÁIRTÍN Ó CONNOR’S NAME HAS BEEN SYNONYMOUS WITH THE ACCORDION FOR DECADES BOTH AS MASTER OF THE INSTRUMENT AND AS A COMPOSER/ARRANGER. HIS SKILL, DEXTERITY, INNOVATION AND VERSATILITY AND SOFT-SPOKEN WIT HAVE WON HIM ACCLAIM AROUND THE WORLD.

Add to that crooning concertina, triumphant trumpet, sax, trombone and spectacular Ancient Celtic bronze-age horns, and you have a thrilling new uniquely Irish phenomenon that has brought audiences to their feet at every concert the orchestra has played from Dublin to Moscow.

2015/2016 highlights include the orchestra’s first appearance in Asia at the Jeonju Sori International Traditional Music Festival in South Korea, the biggest festival of its kind in Asia, made possible with the generous support of Culture Ireland; An Allianz Business to Arts Award for their collaboration with the ESB and performances at the 2nd Ceol Meabhair Festival of Memorised Music.

Dave Flynn - Guitar/Percussion

Bjorn Bantock - Conductor

Niamh Varian-Barry - Fiddle/Voice

Aisling Agnew - Flute

Liz Coleman - Fiddle

Jack Talty - Concertina

Neil O Loghlen - Bass

Anne-Marie O'Farrell - Harp

Mark Redmond - Uilleann Pipes

Maria O'Connor - Cello

Billy Mag Fhloinn - Bronze Age Horns/Bodhran

Roisin Donohoe - Voice/Viola

Aidan Dunphy - Percussion

Danny Roe - Percussion

Rachel Clancy - Sax

Etain McCooey - Oboe/Whistle

Neil Yates - Trumpet

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