Irish legend Cathal McConnell (flute, whistles, song) with Karen Marshalsay (Scottish harp) Kathryn Nicoll (fiddle, viola) in an acoustic concert.
Cathal McConnell is one of the true legends of traditional music. As a founder of ‘Boys of the Lough’ he has taken Irish music round the world, touring the US countless times and entertaining audiences with his sweetly sung ballads, his lightly worn tin whistle and flute virtuosity, and his inimitable drolleries.
A one-man carrying stream of tradition, McConnell has music and song in his blood, particularly in his element when accompanied by his superbly talented friends, fiddler and violist Kathryn Nicoll and harper Karen Marshalsay, delivering the roguish charm that won him an Herald Angel award at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015.
An evening with Cathal McConnell in any situation is time well spent and this evening is sure to be musically enriching, hugely rewarding and a whole lot of fun.
The concert rounds off a day of flute and whistle workshops as part of FluteFling – 6th Annual Edinburgh Weekend. Please note that the concert will last approximately 75 minutes and there will be no interval. A bar will be available.