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Oisín Mac Diarmada & Daithí Gormley

11 November 2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
BCA Center

Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle) & Daithí Gormley (button accordion) explore tunes and stories from the newly-published ‘Fiddlers of Sligo Tunebook’ in this celebration of the historic Sligo fiddling legacy.

Presented by Young Tradition Vermont.  $20 suggested donation.  Reservations and other info at mark.sustic@gmail.com

Oisín Mac Diarmada began playing fiddle in Clare at a young age. After moving to Sligo in 1989, he developed a deep interest in the playing style of the Sligo region. Founder of the group Téada in 2001, Oisín is also a regular solo performer and teacher.

Daithí Gormley is widely regarded as one of the finest button accordion players of his generation. Steeped in the rich musical heritage of his native county Sligo, he brings an expressive mix of old and new tunes played with an attention to detail conduit to past masters of Irish traditional music.

video samples:

  • Oisín Mac Diarmada and Daithí Gormley playing Gráinne Mhaol, Smash the Windows and Paddy Sean Nancy’s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x0ux8iiW1U
  • Oisin MacDiarmada plays Sligo Reels with Samantha Harvey on piano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFn0jDIqiK8
  • Sligo Style showcases the breathtaking musicianship, skill and virtuosity of four of Sligo’s finest traditional musicians – Declan Folan, Philip Duffy, Oisin MacDiarmada and Seamie O’Dowd – as they give Waterboys fiddler, Steve Wickham, a master class in the subtleties https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONz4YT3G0wo