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Musician-in-Residence Showcase: Éamonn Cagney

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Percussionist, composer and performer Éamonn Cagney is joined by long-time collaborator, guitarist Niwel Tsumbu, keyboard wizard Darragh O’Kelly, and sound artist Eoin Murphy for a performance of new musical pieces inspired by the heroic and humorous folktale “Young Conall of Howth”, in the final performance of Éamonn’s residency.


‘Young Conall of Howth’
Éamonn Cagney
percussion, hand drums, narration
with
Niwel Tsumbu guitar, vocals, percussion
Darragh O'Kelly keyboards, synthesiser
Eoin Murphy sound, lights, effects

Percussionist and composer Éamonn Cagney will create new musical pieces inspired by one of his favourite folktales: “Young Conall of Howth”, also known as “Eachtra Chonaill Ghulbain”. There have been over sixty versions of this heroic and humorous tale collected in Irish folk tradition, which was composed in the late medieval period as an epic to outdo all epics. Éamonn and his drums will be joined by long-time collaborator, guitarist Niwel Tsumbu, and keyboard wizard Darragh O’Kelly, with sound provided by Eoin Murphy. Éamonn will lead the creation of a rhythm-based set of music, inspired by musically powerful parts of the story, which will be performed during two concerts in the dlr LexIcon Studio on Sunday 10th November and Thursday 5th December. Expect exciting drumming and rhythm, ethereal effects, spoken word and storytelling, virtuosic keyboard, guitar and djembe, humorous exploration and an heroic Irish tale with a difference.


The Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Music Network Musician-in-Residence scheme is jointly funded by the Arts Council, and managed by Music Network.

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