Mary Ann Kennedy and Luar na Lubre
- Mary Ann Kennedy and Luar na Lubre
- DiC, 31. Am Faoilleach 2018, 20:00 h
In her diverse career as a singer, musician, broadcaster, composer and producer, Mary Ann Kennedy has featured in numerous recordings, notably with Cliar, Na Seòid, the Campbells of Greepe and Aon Teanga. It wasn’t until 2017, however, that she released her solo debut An Dàn, enriching her core traditional influences with pop, jazz, African and classical elements, in original Gaelic songs and new poetry settings of poems. With its follow-up Glaschu, a love-song to her Glasgow Gàidhealtachd upbringing, due in 2018, she’s joined here by a lavish supporting cast, comprising Finlay Wells, Lorne MacDougall, Euan Burton, Jarlath Henderson, Patsy Reid, Megan Henderson, Becca Spencer, Alice Allen, Josie Duncan, Linda MacLeod and Robert Robertson.
Galician legends Luar na Lubre celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2016, fêted as one of the seminal bands in their home region’s Celtic revival. Still led by founder Bieito Romero, their seven-piece line-up includes bagpipes, accordion, fiddle, flutes, guitar, percussion and vocals.