John plays: Frieze Breeches & Old Tipperary
John Carty is undoubtedly one of the best known traditional musicians in Ireland today, and surely one of the finest exponents of the Roscommon-Sligo style of fiddling. He returns in October to our stage, this time joined by his daughter Maggie, herself an accomplished banjo player and traditional singer, as well as Francis Gaffney on guitar. This remarkable father/daughter team are naturals on stage and part of a living musical tradition that has been handed down through at least four Carty generations. Their combined talents create an unfaltering energy and excitement, while their joy at making music together and their sense of fun are palpable and infectious! As they perform together, the unspoken understanding (not to mention the pure devilment) in their music is evident to any audience!
John has been living in Roscommon for over 25 years now and has become one of the most sought after musicians in the country. Constantly innovative in his playing, scarcely a note goes by where he is not seeking some new and fresh perspective, while never wavering from the essence of the tune. His live shows capture virtuosic performances on fiddle and banjo with relentless energy and excitement. You're always bound to hear a lot of favorites from the Roscommon-Sligo traditional repertoire when John Carty plays for us, but you may well not have heard them played quite like this before. As we said up at the top, this is a concert not to be missed!
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