The Goodman Trio
Aoife Ní Bhriain fiddle
Emer Mayock flute
Mick O’Brien uilleann pipes
Winners of the TG4 2014 Gradam Comharcheoil (Musical Collaboration) award
Mick O’Brien: Widely recorded uilleann piper, flute and whistle player from Dublin. Member of a musical family, started playing the pipes at nine and made first commercial recording at thirteen. Has performed among others with The Dubliners, Frankie Gavin and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. A prominent member of Na Píobairí Uilleann, he teaches pipes at workshops throughout the world, and has recently recorded acclaimed albums with fiddle player Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh.
Emer Mayock: Multi-instrumentalist from Co Mayo, also from a musical family. Specialises in the flute. Albums include Merry Bits of Timber and Playground, the latter comprising mostly her own compositions. Has performed among other groups with the Afro Celt Sound System.
Aoife Ní Bhriain: Fiddle player, daughter of Mick, a winner of the Bonn Óir Sheáin Uí Riada traditional fiddle competition and currently a violin student in Leipzig. Aoife is also a board member of the Irish Traditional Music Archive.
The Goodman Trio's performances and recording have been influential in bringing Canon James Goodman's music to a contemporary audience.
The Goodman Trio @ITMA is part of:
Celebrating Goodman: Seminar, Launch & Concert
James Goodman (1828–1896), a native of Dingle, Co. Kerry, was a canon of the Church of Ireland and Professor of Irish in Trinity College Dublin. However he is now chiefly known as the compiler of an outstanding manuscript collection of more than 2,300 tunes held in the Library of the college.
To mark the occasion of the reprint of Tunes of the Munsters Pipers volume 1 and the announcement of the ITMA/TCD Goodman Digital Project, we welcome you to join us in 73 Merrion Square for an afternoon of short presentations on Canon James Goodman and his collection.
Guest speakers will include:
Lisa Shields, editor of Tunes of the Munster Pipers;
Roy Stanley, Music Librarian, TCD;
Nicholas Carolan, Director Emeritus ITMA
Emer Mayock, Goodman Trio.
In the course of the afternoon Grace Toland, ITMA Director, will formally launch both the Tunes of the Munster Pipers volume 1 reprint and the ITMA/TCD Goodman Digital Project.