Tuesday 6 April 2010
Sinead is a singer, poet and percussionist. She also plays Kamal Ngoni (African harp) which influenced her style of self-taught guitar playing. She studied West African percussion in Ghana, Senegal and the Gambia and plays Sabar, Kpanlogo and Djimbe drums. She also enjoys Udu (Clay drum made by a local potter in Dublin), Congas, Bodhrán and Calabash water drum. . . . and her own hand-made Skwonkaphone. Sinead performs regularly with 'Chloe Goodchild' for her Irish concerts and sang and played percussion with 'Yemanja' (World Music Acapella) for 5 years, which included touring Ireland and TV appearances. For the past 10 years she has been facilitating Voice and Drum Circles. A very original and unique performer, check her out at www.livingrhythm.ie
Beating Time originated as a quartet in 1996, inspired by listening to a ladies barbershop quartet at the Cork Choral Festival. Making their first TV debut on RTE's Open House in 1997, membership quickly grew from the original 8 members to 23. Close harmony - accapella singing - is the essence of barbershop singing. The group’s repertoire covers musical styles ranging from swing and old ballads to gospel and today’s music charts. They are available for Corporate Functions, Weddings, Birthday Parties, or any special occasion. As Members of the Irish Association of Barbershop Singers, Beating Time compete each year at the National Convention and over the years, have taken the Gold Medal six times for Best Female National Chorus. In October 2009 Beating Time walked away with Silver at the 21st Anniversary Convention at the Helix, Dublin. Check them out at: www.beatingtime.org
Quarantine Hill is a band with a new look and sound. Starting out as ‘Radiowaves’ in March 2003, the band produced their debut album "Keep My Silence". The Album received a good reaction and exceeded expectations locally. With new musicians joining the band, a fresh new name was required and so ‘Quarantine Hill’ was born - Quarantiine Hill is the name of a street in Wicklow Town.
Their new album ‘Quicksand’ is available from their website at: www.quarantinehill.com
Quarantine Hill are Mickey Lacey - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals. Rob Rowden - Drums and Backing Vocals, Luke Lacey - Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals, and Ian Tobin - Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals.