These two musicians started collaborating in 2007, a musical relationship which was made formal when their contemporary folk group This is How we Fly was established in 2010. That group has gone on to perform for audiences all around Europe and North America where silence, gesture and improvisation informs their music. For this duo Mac Erlaine unveils a new instrument, a Clarinet d’Amore. Pitched in G, this instrument is lower and warmer than the standard instrument, and promises a beautiful counterpoint to Caoimhin’s hardanger d'amore.
“When Note Productions first approached and asked me to handpick some of my favourite musicians to play in duo with it didn’t take long to accept. It is the stuff of dreams to be in such a position. Duos are special: the balance between the two musicians, the clarity of hearing each performer, the nimbleness of response all excite me.”
Seán Mac Erlaine
Seán Mac Erlaine is a Dublin-based woodwind instrumentalist, composer and music producer, recognised as one of Ireland's most forward-thinking creative musicians. Seán's works intersects folk, free improvisation, jazz and traditional music. He also collaborates with a range of non-musical artists particularly in theatre and radio.
Seán maintains a busy performance schedule in Ireland and internationally working with a hugely diverse range of musicians and artists reflecting his own versatility and interest in cross- platform work. He holds a practice-based PhD centered on solo performance with live electronics. Fascinated by performance and movement, he is also a qualified, practicing teacher of Alexander Technique in Dublin.
Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh makes music on a 10- string fiddle called the hardanger d'amore, and travels the world as a solo musician, in duos with Dan Trueman, Mick O'Brien and Brendan Begley, and as a member of The Gloaming and This is How we Fly.
He has performed on some of the most beautiful stages in the world, including the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall and the Lincoln Center. He has made twelve recordings to date, ranging from quite traditional to fairly out there, and continues to explore the region where traditional music begins to disintegrate.
The Fumbally Stables, Dublin 8
Friday 30th September Doors: 8.00pm Show: 9.00pm
Tickets: €16 a/v from www.tickets.ie
or buy Duo Series combo Ticket for €40