Zoë Conway & John McIntyre
Sunday, March 18, 2019 Concert 7:30 pm at Fort Hunter
About This Event:
With an exciting blend of eclectic fiddle and guitar music, Zoë Conway and John McIntyre bring to the stage sympathetic arrangements of traditional Irish music, compositions and songs, old and new.
With an exciting blend of eclectic fiddle and guitar music, Zoë Conway and John McIntyre bring to the stage sympathetic arrangements of traditional Irish music, compositions and songs, old and new. The husband and wife folk duo possesses a rare facility to draw pieces into their repertoire from other genres such as classical, jazz and world music and express this material in way which not only displays the sheer range and knowledge of both instrumentalists but also exhibits the wonderful versatility of their instruments.
"simply one of the best folk duos on the planet" —BBC
Zoë has performed with an impressive list of international artists including Riverdance, Damien Rice, Lou Reed, Nick Cave, Rodrigo y Gabriella to mention but a few. She has also been an important figure within classical music circles in Ireland and abroad.
John grew up in the Cooley Mountains of north County Louth. From early childhood he was immersed in the language, songs and traditional dance music of southwest Donegal, his father's homeplace. He began his career as electric guitarist with the successful indie band, The Revs.
Zoë is a 'Folk Instrumentalist of the Year 2018' nominee from RTE Radio 1 Folk Awards. They were awarded Best Live Show from popular YouTube channel, Balcony TV, and have received in excess of a combined half a million views online. "An ceol is binne agus is cruinne dá gcuala mé riamh" (The sweetest and most genuine music I ever heard).