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Venue: Medieval Museum, Waterford
Date: Sunday 24th January 2016
Time: 12:30 pm
Music at the Museum is proud to present recording and performing artists Liam Merriman & Eoin O’Meachair for the first in the 2016 series of Sunday Lunchtime Concerts. They will be joined by Paul Grant, guitarist with the late folk legend Liam Clancy and will perform material from their highly acclaimed debut album “The Birds Never Cease”.
Eoin’s life has always been immersed in Irish culture and tradition. He has played banjo and whistle since childhood and is an accomplished mandolin player and vocalist. He is well known from his many international tours as a member of traditional Irish folk band, Caladh Nua, of which he was a founding member.
Liam has been singing all his life, from the early years of competing at Feis Cheoil level (Irish music competitions) through choral singing, folk groups and electric bands right up to writing, recording and touring his own songs. He has released four solo albums of his own work before teaming up with Eoin for “The Birds Never Cease” project.
Rounding off 2015 with a Top Ten listing in the Hot Press Folk Albums Of The Year was a positive way for the pair of local musicians to complete another twelve months in the business. “We were in some mighty good company there too”, says O’Meachair, the banjo, mandolin and whistle impressario, and Merriman’s collaborator on their debut record. “Bob Dylan did get in ahead of us as did Richard Thompson and Altan, and more power to them, but we left Willie Nelson, The Unthanks, Josh Ritter and many other fine albums in our wake!”
Donovan has also endorsed their new disc sending an email to say that he was “delighted with” their interpretation of his Summer Day Reflection Song. As well as Liam’s own creative works the CD also contains songs by Tom Paxton, Fairport Convention and traditional Irish folk music. It was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee last May with renowned producer Thomm Jutz at the helm. They were joined in studio by some of America’s finest folk players including Mark Fain of the Ry Cooder Band and Justin Moses from Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder.
With concert ticket price linked to a visit to either the Medieval Museum or the Bishop’s Palace for just €2 and 10% discount on lunch at the Munster Bar, Café Royal or Geoff’s Café Bar, this is a great way to spend Sunday afternoon. Music, History and Food – that’s Sunday Sorted! For updates on this and upcoming events visit www.facebook.com/MusicAtTheMuseum. Tickets on the door from noon. Concerts kindly supported by Waterford City and County Council.
Sunday 24th January at 12:30 pm
Tickets €7 / €5 concession / Family €14 (2 adults & 2 children).