Just the Two: The Power of the Pair in Traditional Music with Therese McInerney & Marian Curtin
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.
Therese McInerney is a fiddle player and singer from Miltown Malbay. Therese works in several areas of traditional Irish music. As well as being a performer and teacher, she is a specialist music presenter on Clare FM and Tipp FM and has been on the production teams of several music series on TG4 and RTÉ. Her second studio album ‘The YouthThat Belonged To Miltown’ is a collaboration with Marian Curtin.
Marian Curtin is a flute and whistle player from Miltown Malbay. Earlier this year she recorded her first studio album ‘The Youth That Belonged To Miltown’ with fellow Miltown Malbay musician Therese McInerney. A student of the acclaimed teacher Brid O’ Donoghue, she is steeped in the music of her internationally known home town of Miltown Malbay. She now teaches that music in Clare and in her adopted Co. Laois.
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.