Drawing on the rich musical heritage of the Oriel region, Gerry O’Connor, Nuala Kennedy, and Martin Quinn are joined by Breton Guitarist Gilles le Bigot to showcase local songs and tunes many of which have not been recorded before. The album was released in early 2012. With strong influences from Scotland and Europe, Oriel music has developed as an eclectic mix of rhythms and melodies with strong poetical lyrics to the regional songs.
A concert programme featuring the musical traditions of South Ulster with Martin Quinn (Accordion), Nuala Kennedy (Flute and Songs) and Gilles le Bigot (Guitar)
Visit the Oirialla website; www.oiriallamusic.com
This Band is now available for Festivals, tours and concerts.
Recent performances include Celtic Colours (NS, Canada), St Poelton Baroque Festival (Austria), Rheinfgau Festival (Germany)