Friday April 27 and 28, 2013
Redbird School of Irish Music presents concert and workshops with
concert at Conundrum Music Hall
626 Meeting Street W. Columbia
$15 * tickets available at the door
Workshops at Redbird School of Irish Music
Sunday, April 28
Advance registration required.
Fiddle for advanced beginners with Liz- 1pm to 2:30pm
Fiddle for intermediate/advanced with Liz - 3 to 4:30
Song with Pat - 1pm to 2:30
Pipes - flute - whistle with Kieran? We've got options! Please email to let us know what class you would like to take.
Limited number of private lessons also available. Email for details.
Workshops $40. Private lessons $50 (1hr)
Contact Andi at email@example.com to register or for more info.
Open the Door for Three is an exciting new Irish music trio of uilleann piper Kieran O’Hare, fiddler Liz Knowles, and bouzouki player and singer Pat Broaders. They mine tune books, collections, and recordings for old and new tunes and new and old songs, and together with Liz’s composition, harmonies and arrangements, Kieran’s encyclopedic knowledge of tunes and the piping tradition and Pat’s resonant rhythmic bedrock on the bouzouki and the essential honesty in his singing, they form a trio of powerfully played music. These are musicians with a strong connection to one another and the music they play.
The trio’s name, Open the Door for Three, is symbolic of these connections. The name of the tune comes from a slip jig collected in the southwest of Ireland in the 1800s. The collector, James Goodman, taught at Trinity College, Dublin. Pat is originally from Dublin and Kieran attended Trinity College and both still have strong connections to the place itself, its musicians, and the piper’s club, which seeks to preserve the piping tradition through collections like these. Having played the tune now for over ten years, the tune has grown and evolved with the band. Liz and Kieran first found it in the book and played it together. Then, Liz added a part to the tune with some harmonies and they began playing with Pat, and they played it like that for years letting it grow and evolve over time. Bringing a vibrant, modern-day authenticity to old and new music is what this trio does best.
Collectively the trio has played in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center,
Broadway, and venues around the world including the Olympia and Le Palais de
Congrès in Paris, rainforest festivals in Malaysia, piping tionóls in Ireland, Caribbean
cruises, arenas in Rio de Janeiro, and even a bullring in Mallorca! And though the trio is
relatively new, the musicians themselves are not new to the Irish music scene. These
three have distinguished themselves over the last two decades having been associated
with names like Riverdance, Cherish the Ladies, Secret Garden, Anuna, The New York
Pops as well as a host of other artists such as Don Henley, Paula Cole, Bonnie Raitt,
Josh Groban, Steve Reich, Eliot Goldenthal and irish musicians Martin Hayes and
Dennis Cahill, Paddy O’Brien, Robbie O’Connell, John Doyle, Mick Moloney, Jimmy
Keane and Liz Carroll. Together, the trio has spent the last four years on the road
together and these fruitful years have brought these three players to an almost
symbiotic level of playing.