A Special Evening Of Music Coming To Balloonagh Church

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Ronan Ó Snodaigh and Myles O’Reilly.

CONTINUING the concert series where reknowned contemporary musicians perform in unique and historic buildings around Tralee, nonfaction are delighted to present Kila frontman Rónán Ó Snodaigh’s latest collaboration with Myles O’Reilly along with vocal quartet Landless in Balloonagh Church.

The concert will take place on December 4 at 8pm. Tickets, which are €15 (plus booking fee), can be booked on-line from the nonfaction website www.nonfaction.com

This will be the first concert of this type in the now deconsecrated church, which has the potential to become a key venue in Tralee’s music and arts scene.

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For this show Rónán and Myles will perform tracks from their latest album Tá Go Maith. Also on the bill are Landless, a female quartet who sing unaccompanied traditional songs from Irish, Scottish, English and American traditions in close four-part harmony.

This event and concert series is supported by Kerry County Council through their Arts Act Grant and Community Support Fund.

Rónán Ó Snodaigh, better known for his singing with the group Kíla, has had weekends at home for the first time in thirty years as all gigging stopped.

He spent the year writing songs, playing and practising music and reflecting over his career. 2020 has been a year of ups and downs for Rónán and Kíla, live touring came to an abrupt halt midway through their European St Patricks weekend tour.

Myles O’Reilly is a musician, composer and filmmaker from Dublin, who has filmed, directed and edited over 100 music video promo’s and 20+ music documentaries of Irish musicians at home and abroad, some of which include Glen Hansard, Villagers, Imelda May, Lisa O’Neill, Ye Vagabonds, Sinead O’Connor and Lisa Hannigan alongside a host of International artists.

Myles was a member of the band Juno Falls who signed for two albums by Sony UK and then V2 records, before disbanding in 2010.

Ten years later and in a global pandemic lockdown, Myles returned to making music and has since composed, recorded and released a plethora of works in the ‘ambient’ music genre under the moniker [Indistinct Chatter].

Landless are Ruth Clinton, Meabh Meir, Sinead Lynch and Lily Power.

They sing unaccompanied traditional songs from Irish, Scottish, English and American traditions in close four-part harmony.

Their repertoire features songs of love, death and lamentation, as well as work songs, shape-note hymns and more recently penned folk songs.

Landless have performed in a variety of settings, both in Ireland and abroad, and are closely involved with traditional singing sessions in Dublin and Belfast. Landless released their debut album Bleaching Bones in March 2018.

Recorded by John ‘Spud’ Murphy (Lankum/Katie Kim) of Guerrilla Studios in a series of reverb-heavy historic churches across Ireland and the occasional underground tunnel.

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