Finbarr Dwyer Remembered


Monday 21 August




West County
The NYAH and Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Inis 2017 have come together to organise a special event to remember the legendary accordion player and composer, Finbarr Dwyer.

At 3pm on Monday the 21st of August there will be a star-studded Concert with over 25 Accordion performers taking to the stage in Treacy's West County Hotel. This will be a fitting tribute the much-loved traditional Irish accordion player whose compositions and reworking of familiar tunes have been a source of delight and fascination for players and audiences alike over the years.

In honouring Finbarr Dwyer's music we also remember his recordings which gave us a new and different perspective on the playing Irish traditional music, with his innovative and personal approach to the art of variations producing a unique, stand-alone sound.

Invited players include

Richard Dwyer, Derek Hickey, Bobby Gardiner , Damien Mullane, P J Hernon, Seamus Begley, Oliver Diviney, Mick Mulcahy, Murty Ryan, Damien O Reilly, John Regan, Darren Breslin, Peter Brown, Martin Connolly, Seanín McDonagh, Dan Brouder, Michael Curran, Diarmuid Ó Meachair, John Bowe, Jimmy Mc Greevy, Tony Sweeney, Daithi Gormley, Mike Butler and Christopher Maguire . they will be joined by several accompanists including Pádraic O’Reilly and the MC will be Martin Donohoe .