Nicole Ní Dhubhshláine and Kyle Macaulay – Barra Taoide

Nicole and Kyle will launch their exciting debut album “Barra Taoide” in the famous Cobblestone pub in Smithfield.

They will be joined on the night by special guests:
Dale McKay: Bodhran
Ella McGrory: Keys and Fiddle
Colm Broderick: Uilleann Pipes
Amy Clarke: Vocals

Nicole Ní Dhubhshláine (Delaney) is a young traditional flute, concertina and whistle player from the Dingle Peninsula in Co. Kerry. She is a UCC Music and Irish student and is the recipient of one of the college’s prestigious Quercus Creative and Performing Arts scholarships for outstanding performance of traditional music. Nicole has also been awarded the Comhaltas Scholarship as well as The Dónal ‘Doc’ Gleeson Award by the Music Department of UCC. A regular performer in the vibrant West Kerry traditional music scene, Nicole often performs alongside Tommy O’Sullivan, Caroline Keane, and Méabh Begley. She has also appeared on Méabh’s single ‘Amhrán na nGael’.

Nicole has travelled extensively to perform in several far off locations. In 2015 she ventured to Boston, last year she played in Moscow alongside the acclaimed Begley family and this year she travelled to Vietnam to play for the Irish Embassy. She appeared on TG4’s ‘Fáilte 2018’ in the company of Muireann NicAmhlaoibh, Gary O’Brien and Donogh Hennessy and will appear on RTÉ’s “Fleadh Cheoil” programme in the coming year. She has performed for Prince Charles during his visit to UCC, and at Electric Picnic as part of the UCC Tradsoc.

Kyle Macaulay is a guitar player from Ramelton Co. Donegal. Playing guitar from an early age, he soon developed an interest in traditional music and began to hone his accompaniment skills in DADGAD tuning. Benefiting from a nurturing traditional environment, Kyle cut his teeth in Paul Harrigan’s music school ‘Ceol na Coille’ profiting from Paul’s teaching and knowledge as well as the countless performance opportunities provided by Paul, including the school’s performing group ‘Coirm’.

He is presently studying music in University College Cork where he is a third year student. In first year he was awarded a scholarship for achieving the highest results in his degree programme as well as a Quercus Creative and Performing arts scholarship for excellence in performance practice.
Kyle is sought after as a tutor, performer, producer and engineer. He is the event manager and PRO for the successful traditional summer school “Ceol na Coille”, he teaches and performs regularly across Ireland and abroad and is launching a traditional music record label “Cearc Records” as head engineer and director

Please come down and join us for what is sure to be a great night of music!

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