Liz O Riordan & Pat Connery
We welcome for the first time to the Space Inside, a musical duo who brings us newly-composed, traditional Irish and classical music and song.
Pat Connery is a singer and plays uilleann pipes, concertina and guitar. Liz O’Riordan is a composer, singer and pianist who is inspired by language and poetry. She arranges beautiful harmony for well-known Irish songs, and has composed musical settings of her own and other people’s poetry. She also plays fiddle and bodhran. www.patconnerylizoriordan.com
Hailing from Wicklow Town, Conor comes from a musical family. He’s toured the states several times with various acts and plays a lot of shows now with his current band, The Big Muddy.
He also is the visionary founder of one of Ireland’s hottest music festivals, the Americana Roots Weekend in Greystones, on the June bank holiday.
Conor will give us his lively version of songs by Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash.
Tim Kavanagh sings Tim Buckley
Tim Kavanagh is a singer from Wicklow Town who spends most of his time busking on the main street, now that the good weather is back.
Tim will sing a selection of songs by the great Tim Buckley, who was a prolific singer songwriter throughout the 1960s, releasing nine studio albums and touring America and Europe. With an eight octave range to his magnificent Irish tenor voice, Buckley is loved around the world for his legacy, which crossed all musical genres from simple folk music of the sixties through to experimental free form jazz and white funk music.
‘My voice has nowhere near the power Buckley had, but I hope that in singing some of his songs it will give people an interest to buy his recordings and listen to a very rare and beautiful singer,’ says Tim.