Zöe Conway fiddle . Dónal
Lunny bouzouki . Máirtín O'Connor accordion
Described by critics as a "trad music supergroup",
ZoDoMo is the latest highly acclaimed traditional Irish
group to step into the limelight. The trio features
three of Ireland's eminent musicians, Zoë Conway,
one of the country's most gifted virtuoso musicians
who is equally at home in both traditional Irish and
classical styles. Dónal Lunny, popularly regarded
as having been central to the renaissance of Irish music
over the last three decades and Máirtín
O'Connor, a master musician whose dexterity and innovation
has won him worldwide acclaim.
"(ZoDoMo) achieves the near impossible: capturing
the energy of a live performance in studio, fuelled
by a heady (and deliciously unpredictable) mix of traditional
and spikily original tunes, along with a smattering
of covers. The title tells it like it is: In Full Sail
Faoi Lán Seol is a magical snapshot of
three musicians flying fast and high on the momentum
they have conjured with apparent effortless ease."
Irish Times A masterclass in musicianship
Irish Music Magazine
Zoë Conway effortlessly combines a background steeped
in Irelands rich aural music tradition with a
strong founding in classical music. She has toured worldwide
and has appeared in many prestigious concert halls including
Carnegie Hall and The Kremlin Palace. Her versatility
as an instrumentalist has allowed her to perform across
a broad range of genres, from guest soloist with world
renowned orchestras, to touring with Riverdance and
working with mainstream international acts such as Rodrigo
y Gabriella, Damien Rice, Nick Cave and Lou Reed among
others. She has released two critically acclaimed solo
albums and a live DVD. Zoë tours regularly with
her husband, John Mc Intyre on guitar, described as
simply one of the best folk duos on the planet.
"Virtuoso - one of Ireland's most gifted young
musicians." The Irish Independent
A burnished tone and a commanding technique.
The Washington Post
VIMEO VIDEO - The Music of Bill Whelan, "Riverdance"
- live at the Berklee
VIMEO VIDEO - Zoe Conway And John Mc Intyre - Dragging
The Bow - Live
A gifted guitar and bouzouki player, composer and producer,
Dónal Lunny is a figurehead of Irish traditional
music and a household name in the Celtic music scene.
He has been at the forefront of the evolution of Irish
traditional music for more than 35 years and is popularly
regarded as having spearheaded its renaissance over
the last three decades. Since the seventies, Dónal
has founded legendary seminal Irish bands, Planxty,
The Bothy Band, Moving Hearts, Coolfin and more recently
Mozaik, Triad, Usher's Island and Atlantic Arc Orchestra.
Much sought-after in studio, he has produced albums
for artists such as Kate Bush, Baaba Maal, Paul Brady,
Indigo Girls and Clannad.
"...remarkable musical genius." Hotpress
...virtuosic...exceptional world music maestros."
World Music Central (on Triad)
VIMEO VIDEO - Dónal Lunny on Irish bouzouki,
Craiceann Bodhrán Festival
VIMEO VIDEO - BBC Transatlantic Sessions - Cúnnla
Regarded in the folk firmament as something of a national
treasure, Máirtín O'Connor's name has
been synonymous with the accordion for decades both
as a master of the instrument and as a composer/arranger.
His skill, dexterity and innovation has won him acclaim
around the world both as a driving force behind the
Riverdance phenomenon, as a member of De Dannan, and
for more than a decade as the Máirtín
O'Connor Band with Cathal Hayden and Seamie O'Dowd.
Máirtín has composed for theatre, television
and film and has been a session and guest musician on
many recordings by international artists such as Rod
Stewart, Elvis Costello and Mark Knopfler. Máirtín
O'Connor Band performed at the Copenhagen Koncerthuset
for WOMEX '11.
"Máirtín O'Connor is a squeeze box
player in the very top echelon." Irish Music Magazine
"..a joy, his original compositions offering an
Einsteinian facility to surprise and delight."
VIMEO VIDEO - The Máirtín O'Connor Band
plays 'The Road West': LiveTrad.com
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