Tara Breen and Pádraig Rynne with Jim Murray pictured above will deliver a performance from the gentle to the rhythmical and all the in-betweens on Friday, November 4 at the Lime Tree Theatre.
Celebrating the release of their album NASC
Tara Breen, Pádraig Rynne, and Jim Murray embark on an odyssey of wonder, joyfulness, and upbeat music as three incredibly talented and creative folk musicians shape melodies from past and present into something dynamic and irresistible. A trio comprising of musicians at the fore of our tradition, expect a performance from the gentle to the rhythmical and all the in-betweens.
Tara Breen has numerous All-Ireland titles on the fiddle and tours regularly with The Chieftains, Stockton’s wing and as a solo performer. Pádraig Rynne is considered a leading figure in Irish music and is a founding member of well-known bands such as NOTIFY and Guidewires. Jim has been one of the most sought-after and busiest musicians of his generation over the past two decades recording and touring with some of the best-known folk musicians in the world. Their 2021 release “Nasc” is regarded as one of the finest albums in recent years from an Irish Traditional outfit and was the winner of the best traditional album in the 2022 American Celtic listener-supported radio awards.
Described as “one of the freshest sounds in Irish music” by fRoots, Pádraig Rynne is a virtuoso musician, and prolific composer and is regarded as the finest concertina player in Irish music today. With an MA in Music Technology and with a passion for experimenting in diverse genres Pádraig is recognized for his refreshing explorations into the Irish tradition and for his ground-breaking band NOTIFY, described by the New York Echo as “cinematic in scope.”
A worthy description as “a musical wizard” by Music Network, Tara Breen is the fiddler with the legendary band, The Chieftains. She is an all-around extraordinary musician who has 11 solo All-Ireland titles. Tara is also the winner of both the coveted Fiddler of Dooney and Michael Coleman Fiddle competitions and was invited to perform at Dublin Castle for the Queen of England during her State visit to Ireland. Tara has numerous recording credits to her name and regularly guests with artists such as Carlos Nunez, Stockton’s Wing, and the Trí Tones.
Jim Murray has been touring the world full-time as a professional musician since the age of eighteen. Jim is considered Sharon Shannon’s “right-hand man” having recorded and toured with her over five continents. He also released two critically acclaimed albums with long-term partner Seamus Begley in 2001 and 2008 which collectively scooped many prestigious awards such as The Irish Times and Hot Press Traditional Irish Music Album of the Year. Since Jim’s arrival on the world stage, he has gained the respect of both national and international musicians and has performed and recorded with artists such as Sinead O’Connor, Steve Earl, Shane McGowan, Altan, and Mary Black to mention but a few.
The album Nasc is the 2021 release from Co. Clare musicians Tara Breen and Pádraig Rynne. The duo has been performing regularly since 2009 and had always planned on releasing a duet album. 2020 offered the perfect opportunity to enter the studio with Jim Murray and special gusts Dónal Lunny and Elaine Hogan. The album was produced by Pádraig Rynne and recorded in Malbay studios in Miltown Malbay over a four-day recording period. What followed was a nine-track album of mostly Irish traditional music with a sprinkle of Scottish, Asturian, and Breton melodies as well as self-composed pieces by Pádraig and Jim.
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