The Friel Sisters 14th April 2018
6th April 2018
The Friel Sisters, Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel are young traditional musicians born and brought up in Glasgow with their family roots firmly entrenched in the Donegal Gaeltacht. They play a mixture of music interspersed with songs in English and Irish, many from their family repertoire. Being siblings, they achieve a close blend on fiddle, flute and uilleann pipes.
Since the launch of their debut album, they have performed in various venues and festivals across Europe, America and Asia and have appeared as guests on stage or toured with acts such as Altan, The Chieftains, Lúnasa, Sharon Shannon, The Máirtín O'Connor Trio, Cherish the Ladies, Solas and Fidil. In 2016, the girls performed at Festival Interceltique de Lorient, and won the prestigious Trophee Loïc Raison.
2017 has been a very exciting time for the girls as they release their new album ‘Before the Sun' with Hajime Takahashi and Cathal Ó Curráin, produced by Ciarán Ó Maonaigh and recorded by Jack Talty. They are very excited to launch this at Scoil Gheimhridh Gaoth Dobhair (December 2017) in Donegal and at Celtic Connections in Glasgow (January 2018).
In November 2017, Clare was announced as the recipient of TG4 Gradam Ceoil Ceoiltóir Óg/Young Musician of the Year 2018. She is completely honoured to be accepting this award in February 2018, with other recipients for other awards on the night including Frankie Gavin (Musician of the Year), Patsy Hanly (Lifetime Achievement), Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin (Outstanding Contribution) and Máire Ní Cheileachair (Traditional Singer). It's a huge achievement to be included in such an incredible line up for the night, and also to be added to a list of amazing past winners, as well as being the first person in Scotland to win the award.
DATE: Saturday, 14th April, 2018
TIME: 8:00 pm
LOCATION: Lyth, Wick, KW1 4UD
VENUE: Lyth Arts Centre
Tickets £6 to £14
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