Agenda

Bluesfestival Hoogeveen 17 November 2018


Video: HighTime

HighTime

This fresh new trio from the heart of Conamara, Ireland combines Irish music and an intriguing blend of modern folk influences to produce a rich sound and exciting experience to delight listeners.




Featuring an unusual line-up of flute, whistles, harp, bodhrán, guitar and vocals (with some Irish dancing steps thrown in!), HighTime make a youthful and energetic statement.

Ciarán Bolger is an entertainer, singer and guitarist from Garraí Árd in the village of Ardmore in Conamara. Learning whistle and traditional sean-nós singing at a young age, Ciarán developed a love and respect for the music tradition of Conamara. Focusing on guitar in his teens, Ciarán explored a mixture of traditional and contemporary music. This exploration has formed the basis for his emotive vocals and also his vibrant and expressive guitar style; drawing inspiration from a multitude of genres.

Conall Flaherty has travelled all over Ireland with his music and indeed the globe since a young age. He has won All Ireland titles on both flute and singing at the Fleadh Ceoil competitions. More recently, he has been found entertaining audiences throughout the U.S.A, at Disney World Orlando, Russia, China, Azerbaijan, U.K, France, Germany and throughout greater Europe since 2013. Conall established himself as a flute and whistle player in the thriving session scene of Ireland performing his first gigs at aged 14.

Séamus Flaherty’s skills in dancing, singing and playing instruments reflect his personality. At only 18 years old, Séamus meets each discipline with a passion and quiet zeal backed up by a love of the traditional Irish music heritage. Since the age of 16, he has been making waves in the fields of music, dance and singing across the globe; performing in China, U.S.A, Canada, The United Kingdom and France. He had the privilege of performing more recently alongside Cherish the Ladies at the world renowned Celtic Connections in 2017.

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