Just the Two: The Power of the Pair in Traditional Music with Seamus Ó Flatharta & Caoimhe Ní Fhlatharta
Just the Two is a new series of traditional and folk music concerts, curated by Paula Carroll, taking place in glór this Autumn. Just the Two explores the power of the pair in traditional music and song. If the solo voice is where we find the authentic expression of traditional music, then the duo is where we see musical communication at its most creative. When two musicians really understand each other, we witness an almost indescribable ‘flow’ between them. For this series we have invited musicians to perform for us and to try to describe that process.
Seamus Ó Flatharta & Caoimhe Ní Fhlatharta are a young brother and sister duo from An Áird Mhóir, Conamara, Co. Galway. They exploded on to the national Irish music scene in 2020 with their unique take on the sean nós song standards of their native area. The TG4 series ‘Slí na mBeaglaíoch’ and later ‘Fleadh TV 2020’ catapulted them onto international stages and prestigious festivals like ‘Other Voices’. Known as multi-instrumentalists as well as for their harmony singing, Seamus and Caoimhe are both students at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at UL. They have a touring track record that belies their young years. This is their first appearance at glór.
Four pairs will perform every second Thursday night from September into October. Dates are 1,15, 29 Sept and 13 Oct. All concerts begin at 8pm.