Charlie Piggott & Gerry Harrington
4th Oct 2019
Charlie Piggott and Gerry Harrington
Friday 04 October, 8pm (doors 7.45)
Charlie Piggott (accordion) Gerry Harrington (fiddle) return to Sirius Arts Centre with tunes from their widely popular release "The New Road".
Originally from Cobh, Co. Cork, Charlie Piggott has been playing traditional music since a young age. He was one of the founding members of De Danann, with whom he toured extensively and made several recordings. He was also a member of the Irish musical group invited by the Smithsonian Institute to participate in the festival of American Folklife (1976) as part of the bi-centennial celebrations. Charlie works as a traditional musician in Galway and features regularly on television, radio and at traditional festivals. He is co-author, with Fintan Vallely and photographer Nutan Jacques Piraprez of ‘Blooming Meadows: The World of Irish Traditional Musicians’ (Townhouse and Country House, Dublin, 1998).
Gerry Harrignton hails from Kenmare, Co. Kerry and grew up under the influence of fiddle players Joe Thoma, Connie O’Connell and Denis McMahon. During the eighties he lived for a number of years near Chicago where he associated with the well-known musicians Johnny McGreevy and Liz Carroll. Gerry returned to Ireland in 1990 and, forming a box/fiddle duo with Eoin O’Sullivan, recorded two noted albums Sceal Eile and The Smokey Chimney. He has also recorded two albums with the late great Sligo flute player Peter Horan, and his latest work is a solo fiddle album entitled At Home. He now works as a professional musician from Josie McDermott’s home place Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon, and regularly plays television, radio and concert performances.