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The Cobblestone Sessions at The Complex

Join us for a special series from The Complex with musicians from The Cobblestone Pub’s much-missed traditional Irish music sessions.

Ep. 1 Simon McBride (Concert flute), Aran McBride (Uilleann pipes), Cian McBride (Fiddle) (Fri)
Ep. 2 Sárán Mulligan (Concertina), Muirine Nic Roíbín (Fiddle and clarinet) (Sat)
Ep. 3 Kevin Rowsome (Uilleann Pipes), Lorraine Hickey (Fiddle) (Sun)
Ep. 4 Mícheál Quinn (Traditional Singer) (Sun & Mon)

Ep. 5 Donnacha Dwyer (Uilleann Pipes), Michelle O’Brien (Fiddle), Sean O'Broin (Concert Flute) (Mon)
Ep. 6 Jacqueline Martin (Fiddle), Claire Martin (Concert Flute), Larry Egan (Accordion)(Tues)
Ep.7 Mary Beth Taylor (Sean nÓs Dancer), Méabh Mulligan (Concertina), Síomha Mulligan (Fiddle), Seamas O’hAoláin (Accordion) (Wed))

Each evening from 12th – 17th March, some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians and dancers will be streamed into the homes of the nation, connecting with Irish audiences at home and around the world.

Doireann Ní Ghlacáin from TG4 will present this wide selection of tunes accompanied by some singing and Irish dancing. The Rowsome Family (Kevin on Uilleann Pipes and Lorraine Hickey on Fiddle) who come from six generations of Uilleann piping and pipe-making, will play and the McBride Family (Simon on Concert Flute, Aran on Uilleann Pipes and Cian on Fiddle) will remind us of their regular sessions in The Cobblestone Pub.

There will be sets from renowned Uilleann Pipe maker Donnacha Dwyer, singer Micheál Quinn, fiddle player Michelle O’Brien who has won numerous All-Ireland titles, and Sean O'Broin on Concert Flute.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Cobblestone Session without the Mulligan Family; Tom’s nephew Sárán Mulligan on Concertina will play with Muirine Nic Róibín. Jacqui Martin who has been playing music from a young age and has taught and performed at many festivals over the years, plays fiddle with Claire Martin on Concert Flute and Larry Egan on Button Accordion. Mary Beth Taylor, a sean-nós and Irish dancing teacher for over 20 years accompanied by Tom's daughters Siomha and Meabh and Seamas O'hAoláin.

Join us from your home for some incredible musicianship, uplifting tunes in a nearly-real pub atmosphere. Dim the lights and pour yourself a pint!

From emerging bands, to céilí groups and dancers, industry innovators and their established contemporaries, this year sees over 300 artists & filmmakers premier newly filmed performances, covering the breadth of Ireland and the scope of its talents.

A celebration of our most treasured performers, this programme commemorates the rich history of traditional music while looking forward to the future and recognising some of the industry's most innovative artists. SPF TV audiences are invited to join the party, from intimate sessions to foot stomping céilí bands, this is an opportunity to delve deep into Ireland's wealth of traditional music.

Artists: Doireann Ní Ghlacáin, The Rowsome Family, McBride Family, Donnacha Dwyer, Micheál Quinn, Michelle O’Brien, Sean O’Brion, The Mulligan Family; Sárán Mulligan, Muirine Nic Róibín, Jacqui Martin, Claire Martin, Larry Egan, Síomha Mulligan, Mary Beth Taylor.

Music curated by: Tom Mulligan
Produced by: Vanessa Fielding
Lighting Design: Conleth White
Sound/Audio Engineer: Jason Boland
Videographer/Editor: Mags Mulvey
Camera/Editor: Jose Miguel Jimenez
Production Manager: Seán Dennehy
Production Co-Ordinator: Annie Lynott

Thanks to the Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council for their support of The Complex.

Commissioned by St. Patrick's Festival