Local musicians announce series of six concert dates in heritage centre

Zoe Conway and John Mc Intyre announced the dates for July and August after the success of the series last year, with audience members increasing show after show

Zoe Conway and John Mc Intyre announced the dates for July and August after the success of the series last year, with audience members increasing show after show

Carlingford Heritage Centre, located in the breathtaking St. Micheal’s Holy Trinity Church at the heart of the medieval town has proved to be a wonderful setting for these concerts, with the ambience of the church complimenting the acoustic fiddle and guitar performances beautifully.

The series is kindly supported by Louth County Council. The Sunday concerts are one hour long, from 4-5pm, allowing people the freedom to explore the villages many other attractions. Tickets (e10 / e6 concessions) are available from The Heritage Centre on 042 9373454.

With an exciting blend of eclectic fiddle and guitar music, Zoë and John bring to the stage sympathetic arrangements of traditional Irish music, compositions and songs, old and new.

The duo possesses a rare facility to draw pieces into their repertoire from other genres such as classical, jazz and world music and express this material in way which not only displays the sheer range and knowledge of both instrumentalists but also exhibits the wonderful versatility of their instruments. Keeping to the theme from last year, they are also delighted to invite a special guest to each concert:

22nd July, Siobhan Manson, lead dancer with Riverdance and Women Of Ireland; 29th July Stewart Agnew, local hero and superb singer/songwriter; 5th August Colum Sands, legendary singer, songwriter and storyteller from County Down.* please note 8pm start; 12th August Mick O Brien, world renowned uilleann piper from County Dublin; 19th August Cliodhna Ryan, violinist from Carlingford who is a member of the Irish Chamber Orchestra; and 26th August John Sheehan fiddle player extraordinaire with the Dubliners.

Zoë, no stranger to the stage, has performed with an impressive list of international artists including Riverdance, Damien Rice, Lou Reed, Nick Cave, Rodrigo y Gabriella to mention but a few.

Together, Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre are a musical force to be reckoned with, and audiences in Ireland and beyond keep coming back for more.