Traditional Folk Trio Ulaid Bring New Material To Downpatrick

Down Arts Centre and Denvir’s Hotel, Downpatrick are offering a fantastic night of great food and the very best live traditional music. On Friday 30 October audiences are invited to take their seats for a delicious meal followed by a unique performance by three of Ireland’s best folk musicians; John McSherry, Dónal O’Connor and Sean Óg Graham – Ulaid.

[caption id="attachment_59545" align="alignleft" width="390"]Don't miss the world premier of Mabel in Castlewellan Castle. Don’t miss the world premier of Mabel in Castlewellan Castle.[/caption]

When three of traditional music’s leading lights collaborate on a new CD you can expect sparks to fly! John McSherry and Dónal O’Connor are the creative force behind the highly innovative traditional band At First Light which has toured the world extensively and produced some of the most influential albums in Irish music today. Sean Óg Graham is regarded as one of Ireland’s finest accompanists and has been touring and recording with the hugely successful and dynamic group Beoga.

All three musicians are currently living in County Antrim in the North East of Ireland, and it was inevitable that their musical paths would cross. Together they have produced an outstanding new album of music which they are bringing to Downpatrick on Friday 30 October.

This creative and compelling trio will take you on an emotive and uplifting musical journey, from Ireland to the neighbouring Celtic regions, charting the path from the ancient music of the Gael to the modern face of traditional Irish music today. The full price ticket includes a two course meal at Denvir’s Hotel at 6.30pm and reserved seating of your choice for the performance at 8pm.

The world premiere of Mabel by Maria Connolly will take place at a variety of times each day from 27-29 October and on 7 & 14 November at Castlewellan Castle. Taking place within the castle and its grounds, Lady Mabel and her many acquaintances are brought vividly to life through music, drama and a hint of the unexpected. Limited tickets remaining.

To buy tickets (Ulaid £24/£22 for meal, reserved seating and performance, £12/£10 for performance only; Mabel £7.50) and for further information on any Down Arts Centre events, please contact the box office on 028 4461 0747 or visit:]]>