CATHAL McCONNELL & FRIENDS
Harp player Karen Marshalsay team up to present
an exciting programme of traditional music.
Cathal, a founder member of The Boys of the Lough, is an international star in every sense – this year he completed his 80th tour of the United States and recently was named Irish Traditional Singer of the Year. Cathal’s flute and whistle playing and Duncan’s unique fiddle style blend effortlessly together in a mixture of rare and interesting tunes from the 18th century to the present day, evidence of which can be heard on their recent, highly acclaimed CD Auld Springs Gies Nae Price. Part of the Festival of Spirituality and Peace.
Karen Marshalsay's music draws on a wealth of differing experiences, from work within
the Gaelic and Scottish traditions to studies with Paraguayan harp master Rito Pederson.
Playing both gut and wire-
She has taught and performed at festivals in the USA, Australia, France, Germany and Switzerland, as well as numerous home festivals and events.