Tralee Native Returns To Siamsa For Trad Connections Concert

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Leonard Barry will partner with up Seamie O’Dowd for the concert in Tralee on May 27.

A TRALEE native will return home to take part in the latest Trad Connections concert on Friday May 27 in Siamsa Tíre.

Leonard Barry will partner with up Seamie O’Dowd for the latest in the Trad Connections series. Originally from Tralee and now living in Sligo, Leonard Barry is widely regarded as one of the best pipers in Ireland.

His career has been a varied one, involving collaborations with musicians such as John Spillane and Luka Bloom and winning awards such as the Live Ireland Musician of the Year award and the Irish American News Musician of the Year award, both of which he scooped in 2015.

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He will team up with Seamie O’Dowd who is equally well regarded in musical circles.  Ever since he started performing alongside his father, the renowned Sligo fiddler player Joe O’Dowd, at the age of ten, he has developed a stellar reputation as a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.

Seamie played and recorded with Dervish for six years.  He formed part of the Masters of Irish Music project with Martin Hayes, Máirtín O’Connor and Cathal Hayden, performing with them in the Sydney Opera House and at the Lincoln Centre in New York.  He has also shared the stage with the likes of Christy Moore, The Chieftains, and Liam O’Flynn.

Leonard and Seamie formed New Road along with Rick Epping and Andy Morrow in 2013.  They released a critically-acclaimed album called ‘Stone Walls and Street Light’ and have a continued their musical partnership since then.

Tickets to this concert are only €12 and are selling fast.  See for more details.

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