Sound of Wood Concert Launched in Concern HQ
‘The Chieftains’ Confirmed to play Tullamore
28th September 2010
Six Time Grammy Winners to Launch International Music Project at Sound of Wood Concert
Biggest Act to Perform in the Midlands ever
The six time Grammy winners and world-renowned traditional Irish music band, The Chieftains, will play in the Tullamore Court Hotel on Wednesday 24th November as part of the Sound of Wood concert which is being brought to Tullamore by Just Forests in conjunction with Concern Worldwide. The concert will be the international launch of the Just Music project which is inspired by our love of music and the sustainable use of tone woods in our instruments.
The concert will feature original members Paddy Moloney, Matt Molloy, Seán Keane and Kevin Conneff, but will also feature guest performers from around the world including Ottowa Valley Dancers Jon and Nathan Pilatzke, New York-based champion Irish dancer Cara Butler, eight string guitarist Redmond O’Toole, harpist Triona Marshall and guest singer Yvonne Mc Mahon-Tiernan.
The legendary band will be joined by the Tullamore based St. Colmcille’s Pipe Band for a number of memorable tunes which promises to create an unforgettable event in Tullamore’s long music history. Also Eamhain Mhacha, a band comprised of the sons and daughters of exceptional musicians from around the country will play on the night with one of the young musicians being son of local man Val hughes.
Just Forests is an Offaly based organisation which promotes sustainable forest management and development education throughout the country. Tom Roche the organisations stalwart coordinator has gleaned support throughout Ireland from various sectors and now he is receiving the backing of national and international artists to his latest Just Music project. Logon on to http://www.justmusic.ie for further information on the Just Music project.
Tickets for this unforgettable concert are on sale from the Tullamore Court Hotel 057 9346666 or www.ticketmaster.ie
Tom Roche, Just Forests
Mobile: 086 8049389