The David Munnelly Trio plays in concert this Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett Street.
In what promises to be a great night of traditional music in Ballina this event will deliver a night of top traditional Irish tunes by the trio with old favourites and new melodies and compositions in the mix.
David Munnelly from Mayo is widely regarded as one of the most influential Irish accordion players of his generation. David has played with legendary Irish bands De Dannan and The Chieftains, and for 15 years fronted The David Munnelly Band.
In recent years, David’s skills as a composer and arranger have come to the fore, and he now works on a wide variety of music projects, ranging from the multi-award winning pan-European accordion five-piece Samurai, and duo McGowan Munnelly through his experimental solo compositions, to the high-energy traditional Irish band Mórga.
Shane McGowan, from Lavagh, Sligo, comes from a musical family and started playing traditional music at an early age, giving his first public performance at the tender age of five. Shane was influenced and taught to play the flute and whistle by his father, Harry a well-known flute player in the area.
Shane started playing guitar in his teens, playing Irish music, swing, jazz and rock. He has guested and toured with bands like Lunasa, Zakir Hussain, Sean and Dolores Keane, Blas, Slide, Geraldine Mc Gowan, John Carty, At the Racket, among others. Shane joined David and the band in June 2010.
Joseph McNulty is an accomplished musician on both fiddle and bodhrán. He credits a lot of his success to having spent years in the company of the late Peter Horan, one of Sligo’s finest musicians. Joseph began to play traditional Irish music at a competitive level at a young age and by the age of 14 had won 5 all-Ireland tittles and 4 world titles. Joseph Joseph has toured with Ragús in mainland Europe and has spent time working in the National Folk Theatre of Ireland.
Early booking is advised as this gig is sure to be in demand. Tickets are €16/14, and can be booked by phoning or calling into the Ballina Arts Centre box office, open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm. You can also book online by clicking on the link below.BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW
Enjoy a taste of the David Munnelly Trio by clicking on the video below: