A Mighty Session featuring GATEHOUSE - Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann
Main Auditorium | Sun 12 March, 8:00pm | Tickets: €15 / €10 (Children)
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann presents an evening of music, song and dance by some of the best Traditional Players in the county along with invited guest musicians. A most enjoyable concert is guaranteed for all lovers and learners of our wonderful culture.
Gatehouse are a newly formed band with an exciting line-up of experienced traditional musicians, who launched their sound onto the scene in 2016 with the release of their debut and highly acclaimed CD, Tús Nua. Over the past year the band have performed at a number of venues and festivals as well as on live TV.
John Wynne along with John and Jacinta McEvoy have been performing regularly for many years and trio were delighted when talented young Roscommon singer, Rachel Garvey agreed to join them to form ‘Gatehouse’. Their songs and tunes are based on the Roscommon / Sligo / Leitrim traditions, the rich Ulster song-book and sprinklings of other influences. The band’s arrangements are lively, appropriate and musically thoughtful. The band also draws on some newly composed music, including some of John McEvoy’s own compositions which are included on their CD.
John McEvoy plays Fiddle and Jacinta plays Guitar, Concertina and Keyboard. John Wynne is one of our finest Flute and Whistle players and Rachel Garvey on Vocals has a wonderful voice and a wide variety of lively songs that most people will recognise and enjoy. They have featured with various groups over the years such as Providence, Bakers Well and Kelp and can be heard on many CD’s either as individuals, duets or as group members.
This is their second trip, as a newly formed group, to Navan, having performed at a smaller gig in a pub, making a sound impression on an audience of traditional music lovers. The Solstice stage will provide them with a superb venue and the audience is guaranteed top quality sound, comfortable seating and a most enjoyable and entertaining concert.