Tuesday 4 May
Dr Eamon Sweeney is an early music specialist with performances at the International Guitar Festival of Ireland, Bath International Guitar Festival, and Dundee International Guitar Festival. He is acting director of the Bray VEC Music Centre and is on staff of the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.
He is also one half of the duo Irish early Music group, Tonos, the other half being Róisín O’ Grady (Soprano). Tonight, he will play Spanish, French and Irish music from the 17th and 18th centuries on his Baroque guitar.
Una Pedreschi is from Wicklow. She started singing when she was fifteen years old, ‘I got introduced to Tori Amos by my music teacher in school and I sang ‘Winter’ for my music practical exams and got an A!’
Una is a member of the successful singing group Celtic Woman and she can also be found on the odd weekend singing in Casa Pepe’s restaurant in Wicklow or Gorey. Her future ambition is to be a successful solo singer and to travel the world.
Una’s influences are ‘Billy Joel, Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Musical Theatre, Billy Joel, Alice in Chains, Jewel, my family, my friends, my music teacher Ms Mary Gaffney, my dog Pedro…oh…and Billy Joel!’
She has recorded a number of songs including ‘Umbrella’, which can be found on her MySpace page.
Sean Olohan from Wicklow and Simon Keogh from Dublin have performed together all over Europe, for as long as they care to remember .
This coming Friday May 7th. this entertaining duo will officially open a new Irish Pub near Zurich, Switzerland, called McArthur’s Celtic Pub, and from there will perform in the city of Geneva .
Switzerland is like a second home to these lads. In March, they launched their latest song ‘The man who reached the sky’ - a song about Charles Barrington from Bray who was the first person to climb the Eiger. The band also launched another new song in France called ‘A french connection’ which will be used as the anthem for the twinning of Wicklow and Montigny.
As usual, Simon and Sean look forward to their visit to Wicklow Sailing Club and hope there won’t be too much ‘space inside’ !!