Cormac Begley & Lemoncello

May 05 2024

Sunday / Domhnach

12:30 pm

Venue / Áit

An Díseart, Gairdín
Main St, Dingle
€25.00

Cormac is concertina player from west Kerry and he plays 13 concertinas that range from bass to piccolo register. His debut solo album received critical acclaim accumulating nine 5-star reviews. The music on his debut album and his latest solo album, entitled “B” are central to the award winning show Mám (directed by Micheal Keegan Dolan) and to Pat Collin’s film, ‘The Dance’.

He plays in a number of projects with musicians Liam O Connor, Caoimhín O Raghallaigh, Martin Hayes and Liam Ó Maonlaí, Rushad Eggleston (cello), Lisa O Neill and Ye Vagabonds. He has recorded with artists including Lankum, Stephen James Smith, Ré, Jack Talty, Ye Vagabonds and Lisa O’Neill. He is the founder of Airt, a residential school in West-Kerry, and the award winning Tunes in the Church live concert series in Galway, and more recently, a new outdoor concert series from his campervan, the ‘Beauty’.
https://www.cormacbegley.com/


Laura Quirke and Claire Kinsella’s collaboration charms audiences into a world of intimate observations and uncomfortable questions with irresistible chemistry, charisma, and humour. ‘Why are all the good men, too old, taken or dead?’ 

The rare alchemy of the duo’s voices together cuts through a minimal and dramatic soundscape; coloured by the warmth and grit of Kinsella’s Cello, and distinctly underpinned by Quirke’s cyclical, trance-like guitar playing. While embedded in Irish and Folk roots, Lemoncello’s sound embraces the freedom of carving out its own song structures, entwined with a love of off-kilter Indie Pop, Jazz extemporisation and Romantic and Contemporary Classical music.

A vital voice in the thriving alternative folk scene in Ireland, Lemoncello have been nominated for Best Folk Song and Best Emerging Folk Act at the RTE Radio 1 Folk Awards and opened for and collaborated with many esteemed artists such as Lisa O’Neill, Sam Amidon, Glen Hansard, Cormac Begley & Joshua Burnside.

Their spell-binding performances evoking comparisons to luminaries of Chanson Francaise Brel & Piaf, have led them to tour extensively in Ireland and abroad; notably Dublin’s legendary Vicar Street, The Irish Arts Centre NYC, The National Concert Hall and CCI Paris.

“They write like Wet Leg and sing like Laura Marling”

  • Joshua Burnside

“Every song is a banger, and every song sounds authentic and true. Lemoncello are a special pair of humans doing powerfully creative things”

  • GemsOnVHS

Concert goers are asked to ‘BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS‘ (BYOC)

https://www.lemoncelloireland.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFrFksxziRM



Lemoncello