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Gráinne Holland and Barry Kerr

$18 general /
$14 members

 

 

 

SongLives

Curated by Grammy Award-winner Susan McKeown

SongLives showcases some of Ireland and North America’s most exciting contemporary singer-songwriters, working on an intimate and personal scale, bringing the rich tradition of busking on Dublin’s Grafton Street and beyond to New York City.

Gráinne Holland and Barry Kerr

Thursday, February 11 | 8 PM

"Gráinne's voice soars and swoops and glides like a swallow in the sublime Irish summer sky." - Damien Dempsey

Vocalist, songwriter, TV presenter, and producer Gráinne Holland grew up in Belfast during the Irish language revival and was raised in both Gaelic and English. A fresh talent in the Irish traditional music circuit, Holland has a wonderful collection of traditional songs in Irish and Scottish Gaelic presenting an authentic, modern, and urban take on traditional Gaelic verse. For SongLives Holland will be showcasing songs she has composed that reflect her experience as an artist from the north of Ireland.

"Barry’s talents are many, not only is he one of Ireland’s most accomplished traditional musicians, he is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and painter. In all these skills there is a core connection…an uncanny ability to connect through music and art to the people and the land he knows best." - Folk Radio UK

Barry Kerr, from County Armagh, is regarded as one of Ireland's most accomplished traditional musicians. As a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and painter he is extremely prolific in his creative output. Having recorded his first album at age seventeen he has gone on to tour the world as a solo artist and has been equally at home sharing the stage in the company of artists such as Cara Dillon, Dan Tyminskii, Lumiere, Dervish, At First Light, and more. His songs and compositions have been recorded by the likes of Karan Casey, Flook, Beoga, Brian Finnegan, Damian O’Kane, and Kate Rusby.

 



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