Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Cormac De Barra & Mark Redmond
Presented by Music Network
About Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Cormac De Barra & Mark Redmond
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh fiddle/vocals
Cormac De Barra harp/vocals
Mark Redmond uilleann pipes/flute/whistles
Music Network brings together three leading lights of Irish traditional music for a unique autumnal confluence: a journey through a landscape rich with the timbres of fiddle, harp, uilleann pipes and whistle, and voices intertwined in song at every bend in the road.
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Cormac De Barra and Mark Redmond have graced stages and screens around Ireland and the world for several decades, and they are each undisputed masters of their respective instruments, rooted in tradition and with an ear for exploration. Whether onstage at home or abroad, in the studio, or with emperors, popes or queens in attendance—tradition and innovation are superbly aligned when these three artists approach a project.
Their considerable talents have been the core of longstanding concert collaborations and recordings with supergroups that include Altan, The Chieftains, Alison Krauss, Enya, Clannad, Riverdance, and Celtic Woman at the top of a very long list. Ní Mhaonaigh, De Barra and Redmond condense their vocal and instrumental finesse into trio formation this September as they take the helm on an adventurous voyage in melody and song, a sonic journey for which we are most welcome to climb on board.
“Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh’s voice shimmers” The Irish Times
“Re-shaping the musical boundaries of the Irish harp” folkradio.co.uk (on De Barra)
“The go-to-guy for uilleann pipes when the nation needs him” Irish Independent (on Redmond)