Large Room City Hall.

Date: 20th April 2023.

Time: 7.30 pm.

Cormac Byrne – Bodhrán and Percussion

Matthew Noone – Sarode

Adam Summerhayes – Violin

This special concert brings together three celebrated and diverse musicians to perform a unique programme of cross-cultural music that draws on Western classical, Indian classical, Irish traditional, folk and world music. Beautiful melodies, powerful harmonies and intricate grooves are woven within original compositions and arrangements featuring moments of awe-inspiring improvisations. Expect a dazzling display of musicianship and virtuosity from this trio.

Cormac Byrne is a critically acclaimed bodhrán player, percussionist, composer and educator from Waterford. He has received many awards for his work, including the BBC Young Folk Award, the BBC Fame Academy Bursary and the John Wray Percussion Prize at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. He was named Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2019 FATEA Music Awards in the UK.  In 2023, Cormac completed an arts practice PhD at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.

Matthew Noone is an Australian-Irish Sarode player and composer. He studied Indian classical music with Sougata Roy Chowdhury in Kolkata and K. Sridhar in the UK for two decades and works in diverse genres of music including Irish traditional music, Indian classical music, electroacoustic music and free improvisation. Matthew completed an arts practice PhD at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick in 2016, and he is currently the course director of the BA in World Music at University of Limerick. Matthew has collaborated with several artists including Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, Tommy Hayes, Seán Tyrrell, Liam Ó Maonlaí and Steve Cooney.

Adam Summerhayes is a critically acclaimed violinist from England. He performs in many genres of music and has toured internationally as a chamber musician and chamber orchestral director, primarily with London Concertante. He has a wide concerto repertoire including Bach, Vivaldi, Barber, Prokofiev, and a self-composed violin concerto, ‘A Fiddler’s Tale’. He has recorded many albums including premier recordings of Aaron Copland and Alan Bush. He joined the baroque group Red Priest in 2015 and he has performed with many bands and musicians including The Haar, Caro Emerald, Zum, Dodo Street and The Ciderhouse Rebellion. He has also composed music for film and BBC television. Adam was named Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2021 FATEA Music Awards in the UK. 

[Cormac] Byrne is to the bodhrán what Paganini was to the violin while Adam Summerhayes is quite

possibly the reincarnation of the master himself” Morning Star.

“Nothing short of pure magic” Hot Press magazine [on Noone]

Watch Cormac Byrne&Adam Summerhayes HERE

Watch Matthew Noone(with Debojyoti Sanyal on tabla) HERE

The Large Room, City Hall, Waterford.

Tickets: €17 / €15 / €5
Available at https://waterford-music.org/events-2/ . Also available on the door.

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