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World famous trad musicians to perform in Letterkenny

THE Regional Cultural Centre presents a rare opportunity to see three of the UK and Ireland’s finest traditional folk musicians on stage together this weekend.

On Sunday night the RCC is delighted to present Gino Lupari, Gerry ‘Banjo’ O’Connor and Tim Edey at the Letterkenny venue.

This exhilarating Irish music trio brings together the virtuosity of one of the worlds’ greatest bodhrán players in Lupari, playing with award-winning banjo player O’Connor and one of the world’s finest melodeon and guitar players in the folk, trad & contemporary scene today.

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Gino Lupari, one of the founding members of the world-acclaimed supergroup 4 Men and a Dog, is one of the most exciting and captivating bodhrán players to be found.

He has travelled the globe, playing in all the major International folk festivals, including The Cambridge Folk Festival, Edmonton Folk Festival in Canada and Australia’s Woodford Fest.

Gerry O’Connor is one of the most respected and acclaimed banjo players to be found in the Irish music scene today.

He has played and recorded with Christy Moore, Bonnie Tyler, Sharon Shannon and The Corrs and also played on Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance Soundtrack.

As a multi-instrumentalist, Tim Edey has toured the world and recorded with major names in Irish, Folk, Celtic, Contemporary, Rock, World and Roots music, including The Chieftains, Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Altan, Capercaillie, Brendan Power, Michael McGoldrick, Dougie MacLean,The Barra MacNeills, Lunasa and Mary Black, to name but a few.

Gino Lupari, Gerry ‘Banjo’ O’Connor and Tim Edey plat the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny on Sunday, September 15 at 8pm. Tickets are available from regionalculturalcentre.com or by calling the An Grianan Theatre Box Office on Tel 07491 20777.

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