Memory show is pure music

    Super musicians on tour

    IT IS a fantastic chance to hear super musicians. The Irish Memory Orchestra is coming to our Watergate Theatre.

    “Composer Dave Flynn has assembled a formidable collective of musicians, composing critically acclaimed music for them…melding traditional and classical music with a twist”is the compliment from the Irish Times

    Genius is an overused word, but it sits lightly on the shoulders of Galwegian accordionist and tune composer Máirtín O’Connor, ” is yet another tribute from the Times

    Dave Flynn’s Irish Memory Orchestra (IMO) is the only orchestra in the western world to perform exclusively from memory.

    Ireland’s living music tradition soars into the 21st Century with this extraordinary 20-piece ensemble.

    Ancient Celtic horns mix with strings, winds, pipes, reeds, voices and a swinging rhythm section.

    The IMO was founded in 2012 as a vehicle for Flynn’s genre-jumping music.

    For their Autumn tour accordion legend Máirtín O’Connor joins the orchestra for an exhilarating suite of his tunes, orchestrated by Flynn.

    Corkonians Róisín Donohoe and Niamh Varian-Barry star in a magical suite of songs.

    Flynn’s epic Clare Concerto navigates an exciting, moving journey around the landmarks and musicians of Clare.

    The outstanding 20-piece ensemble features some of the best musicians in the business including conductor Bjorn Bantock, harpist Anne-Marie O’Farrell, piper Mark Redmond, flautist Aisling Agnew, guitarist Niwel Tsumbu and Ensemble Ériu founders Jack Talty and Neil O’Loghlen.

    Together they bring audiences to their feet from London to Moscow, Clare to Korea.

    Dave Flynn told The Reporter: “It’ll be a joy to perform Máirtín’s music with him again. We end our tour with an intimate show in the Watergate Theatre,

    “Máirtín and I will be joined by Niamh Varian-Barry, Róisín Donohoe, Aisling Agnew and Aidan Dunphy for an entertaining evening of music, song and Máirtín’s inimitable storytelling.”

    The show is on Sunday, October 7 at 8pm. Tickets are €21.