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The Ballincollig Winter Music Festival presents TIM O'BRIEN with JAN FABRIC...

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Born in Wheeling, West Virginia on March 16, 1954, Grammy winning singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist TIM O’BRIEN grew up singing in church and in school, and after seeing Doc Watson on TV, became a lifelong devotee of old time and bluegrass music. Tim first toured nationally in the 1980’s with Colorado bluegrass band Hot Rize. Kathy Mattea scored a country hit with his song Walk The Way The Wind Blows in 1986, and soon more artists like Nickel Creek and Garth Brooks covered his songs. Over the years, Tim has released 15 solo CD’s, as well as collaborations with his sister Mollie O’Brien, songwriter Darrell Scott, and noted old time musician Dirk Powell. He’s performed or recorded with Steve Earle, Mark Knopfler, Bill Frisell, and Steve Martin, and produced records for Yonder Mountain Stringband, David Bromberg, and Canada’s Old Man Luedecke.

His newest release Where the River Meets the Road features songs from his native West Virginia. Bluegrass and Americana covers from songwriters Hazel Dickens, Billy Edd Wheeler, and Bill Withers sit alongside heartfelt autobiographical originals, with help from collaborators like Chris Stapleton, Kathy Mattea, Stuart Duncan, and Noam Pikelny.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________The Voice Squad are Phil Callery, Fran McPhail and Gerry Cullen. Their style of singing in harmony does not form part of the Irish singing tradition but each singer had already served their time in our individual tradition before coming together to sing in harmony. They have carried with them this individual approach to the song and it is this that gives the group its unique sound.

The Voice Squad has been compared to those great English family groups, 'The Watersons' and 'The Copper Family' and while they would have enjoyed the singing of both these groups their strongest influences have come directly from our own traditional songs and the styles of our individual singers. It is the union of the distinct tenor voices of Fran and Phil plus the bass of Gerry, along with their own particular arrangements of good songs, that has made them one of the most distinctive unaccompanied singing groups of recent times.

However as a group they were also much in demand as studio session musicians adding their vocal textures and melodic colour to the recordings of other artists who have included, The Chieftains, Rita Connolly, Christy Hennessy, Elvis Costello, Jimmy McCarthy, Sinead O'Connor, Liam O'Flynn, John Renbourn and Dolores Keane

This group add a unique dimension to the cultural heritage of Ireland which they have brought to many audiences as they tour across the UK, Europe and America.

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