Direct Trad – Mosney Arts Group

A night of music to support the young musicians and artists living in Mosney Direct Provision Center, Co.Meath. Funds raised on the night will go towards supporting Mosney Creative Arts group, a volunteer based initiative aimed at linking Irish people and the wider community who may not be Irish, with the residents in Mosney to come together and create, through music dance theatre and art. The Mosney Creative Arts group encourage, facilitate and support the creative aspirations of all the young people living in the centre.

Direct Provision is Ireland’s inhumane solution to housing people fleeing war and seeking refuge. They are devoid of integration into wider society with children being born in centers run for private profit and families waiting up to 10+ years to find out their fate.

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Radie Peat is a singer and multi-instrumentalist from Dublin, whose work centres largely around traditional and folk music from Ireland and the English speaking world.She has come to prominence most recently through her work with traditional folk group Lynched/Lankum, as well as with the three-piece group Rue.

Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin is a Dublin based sean-nós singer and multi-instrumentalist who has been playing music from an early age. His influences include Colm Ó Caoidheáin, Sorcha Ní Ghuairim, Johnny & Kevin Henry, Mick O’Brien, and many others. He is a founding member of the band Skipper’s Alley, with whom he has toured in France, Germany, the UK, India and Zambia. He is also part of the Aon Teanga:Un Chengey project, which explores the musical and linguistic ties between the Gaelic languages of Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.

Fintan McHugh is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. “Wait Till The Clouds Roll By” is Fintan’s debut solo recording and it is already receiving very positive reviews. The famous Irish music journalist John O’ Regan said: “Wait Till The Clouds Roll By reveals a major new Irish folk talent. …a sparse yet complex, raw yet elegant debut. For an opening move in a solo career for Fintan McHugh none could be better and more illuminating than Wait till the Clouds Roll By.

Luke Deaton is a native Dubliner who grew up in Windy Arbour. He began playing music through tin whistle lessons took up the button accordion aged 12. Luke studied music in the Dublin Institute of Technology, where he graduated in 2010 with 1st class honours and was awarded the Michael McNamara Gold Medal for his graduating performance. He has been playing full time for several years, both at home and away, and was recently featured on an album of new music by Brian Byrne with the RTE Concert Orchestra.

Gráinne Murphy is a Boston born fiddle player known for her membership of Cherish the Ladies. In 2010, Gráinne released her debut solo fiddle album, Short Stories, to great acclaim from the Irish music press.

Varo is a fiddle and vocal duo. Lucie Azconaga and Consuelo Breschi arrange traditional tunes and songs, by weaving around the melodies with harmonies, drones, and countermelody, to create new avenues for the tunes to go down. Lucie and Consuelo are also involved in other projects, such as The Morning Tree, the Lisa O’ Neill band, and The Nomadic Piano Ensemble. They have both performed extensively in Italy, France, Ireland, and the UK.Frank Tate is a luthier, bouzouki and mandolin player. He has recorded and toured worldwide with Colm Mac Con Iomarie since 2008.

Thanks to all the musicians who have given up their time to join us on the night and Tom Mulligan and all the staff at The Cobblestone for making this night possible. Hup!

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