Dermot Byrne, Brid Harper and Steve Cooney have collaborated to tour in 2017 and look forward to a re-union that only happens sporadically due to all their individual demands.
They will play a series of concerts in March, one of which takes place here at The White Horse, Ballincollig, Cork on the 18th March, a night that promises to be a superb night of great traditional music and song, and sure to whet the appetite of the appreciative Ballincollig audience!
Dermot Byrne , Steve Cooney and Brid Harper are three artistes with incredible musical credentials.
Dermot is from Buncrana,Donegal and learnt his music from his father Tomas O`Beirn from the age of 5, joined Altan in 1993 and played with them for 20yrs. He has played with many musicans including Sharon Shannon, Frankie Gavin, Tommy Peoples, Tim O' Brien and the late Jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli.
Steve was born in Melbourne Austrailia played with rock bands before coming to Ireland in the 1981 where he joined Stocktons Wing. He has performed with Martin Hayes, Mary Black, Sliabh Notes, Seamus Begley and many others.
Brid, from Castlefinn, Donegal, has been hailed as one the leading exponents of traditional fiddle playing of our time. She has won the senior All-Ireland, Fiddler of Dooney and was the Oireachtas winner in 1988. She released her long awaited album in 2015.