Róisín Ward Morrow is a fiddle player and singer from Co. Louth launching her debut album By the Light of the Moon.
By the Light of the Moon is a unique album of slow airs and a work of strong ambition and deft beauty crafted through the original compositions and interpretations by Ward Morrow and through arrangements by Breifne Holohan.
Róisín Ward Morrow is a former Leinster Fleadh champion and featured on RTÉ on St. Patrick’s Day 2019. She has performed extensively in venues that include Dublin Castle, Dublin City Hall, The National Concert Hall and The Grand Opera House, Belfast as well as touring internationally multiple times with Westend singer Peter Corry. She is also an alumni of the DIT Conservatory and as part of The Cross Border Orchestra performing in Rome, Shanghai, Carnegie Hall – New York, The Royal Albert Hall – London and The White House for President Obama.
Róisín will be accompanied on the night by Breifne Holohan.
Breifne Holohan is a composer and musician from Drogheda, Co. Louth. He has won a number of awards including the Bill Whelan International Music Bursary for Young Composers (2004). He is a member of the Irish Composers’ Collective and the Collaborative Artists Company. A regular performer of his own work, he has worked with visual artists such as Vivienne Byrne, as well as composer and regular collaborator, Dan Reid, presenting a number of live installations for video and electric guitar.
In 2015 he released his debut album Eastern Passages, an album of original compositions for electric guitar and electronics. He released his second album in 2016, San Francisco Dreaming, a collaborative project with poet, Roger Hudson, featuring electric guitar improvisations.
“An absoloutely beautiful debut album” – Ruth Smith, Simply Folk, RTÉ Radio One