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The Best of Trad

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Billy Byrne’s

39 John Street Upper

R95 K091 Kilkenny

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This double header is not to be missed - Pip and John Murphy on Harmonica, followed by Tommy Fitzharris, Donal McCague, & Brian McGrath

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Phil Murphy, of south County Wexford invented a unique style of playing traditional Irish dance music on the harmonica. He passed it on to his sons, John & Pip, who are still playing the reels and hornpipes that he wrote including the Ballygow Reel and Trip to Cullenstown. Like their father, they have played all over the world and we are delighted to welcome them as part of the programme this year.

Following the Murphy’s are Tommy Fitzharris (flute), Donal McCague (fiddle) & Brian McGrath (banjo). Multi-instrumentalist Tommy Fitzharris, hails from Stradbally, Co Laois, and has been playing traditional Irish Music since the age of seven. He comes from a musical family and is self-taught on the flute, concertina and whistle. Described by Matt Molloy as "a remarkable musician”, Dónal McCague from Co. Monaghan was awarded TG4 Young Musician of the Year in 2013. Dónal is well known for his vibrant, fresh and unique style. Joined by Brian McGrath from Co.Fermanagh, whose first professional work was with Dervish. He joined De Dannan where he stayed till the band broke up in 2003. He has toured extensively, playing with all the biggest names in Irish traditional music, including Frankie Gavin, John Carty, Matt Molloy, Arty McGlynn, Dolores Keane, Steve Cooney and Eleanor Shanley, this trio are not to be missed!

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