TD Main Stage Sunday Afternoon

Date: Sunday August 11th

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The Granville Sisters

Sisters Aoife and Deirdre Granville hail from Dingle, County Kerry and are renowned Irish traditional musicians and singers and have recorded numerous albums between them. They are much sought after as performers and teachers and this will be their second visit to Newfoundland after having performed at the Séamus Creagh festival in 2016. Aoife is considered one of the main figures in Irish traditional flute playing today and also plays fiddle and sings. Deirdre is a renowned harpist, flute player and singer and a founding member of Harp Ireland. Joining the Granvilles are Níall Ó Beaglaoich on accordion, a member of the renowned musical family from West Kerry and Michael Meade on guitar and banjo, from Cork, also a gifted and renowned photographer. The group will perform traditional music from Kerry and Cork and songs in Irish and English. Aoife Granville is highly regarded as a multi-instrumentalist and singer from Dingle, Co. Kerry in Ireland. She has performed, toured and recorded extensively and released her second solo album, Sáimhín Só, in April 2014. Aoife is regarded as an influential figure in the contemporary Irish fluting tradition and holds a PhD in Ethnomusicology University College Cork. Aoife was awarded with a Bene Merenti award from UCC for her contribution to traditional music and has won numerous prizes at Oireachtas and Fleadhanna Cheoil, including the prestigious Senior Flute title in 2003. Aoife released her debut album, Sráid Eoin Shuffle, in 2006. Aoife teaches, lectures and researches Irish traditional music, festival music and…

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