Not many people know that Brendan Gleeson is an accomplished fiddle player! The actor will be taking to the stage of the Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo to play fiddle with musicians Dirk Powell, Michael McGoldrick and Francis Gaffney on Friday 10th of January. Music lovers can avail of specially priced tickets of €25 for both this show and Homeward Bound on Sunday 12th of January where Seamie O’Dowd, Niamh Dunne, Damien O’Kane and Pauline Scanlon celebrate songs from home.
Every once in a while providence throws us into the path of someone who has a gift to bestow. The serendipitous meeting of Dirk Powell and Brendan Gleeson on the set of the Oscar-winning movie Cold Mountain was one of these occasions, and what began as a shared experience of having music passed down from their grandfathers has grown into an exploration of American Old Time, Cajun and Irish traditional music.