Posted by: mdmusingsie | January 27, 2013

Temple Bar Trad Fest – cuid a dó

The pièce de résistance for me at Trad Fest this year was seeing T With The Maggies at St. Werburgh’s church.  Although this was one of the performances at Trad Fest requiring a paid ticket, it was worth every cent (and more).

You could easily walk by St. Werburgh’s and not notice it was a church.  A 12th century building literally sandwiched between two 20th century structures.  Although the church is in need of a little TLC, there’s a beautiful organ in the back and the acoustics are first rate.

For those who may not be aware, T With the Maggies is a combination of the absolute finest in Irish female trad artists – Tríona and Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Moya Brennan.  You would be hard pressed to top a lineup like that.  Tonight, the ladies were accompanied by Manus Lunny and Jim Higgins.

What an amazing show!  When they began Ógánaigh Uasail I got a lump in my throat, it was so beautiful (it’s also one of my favorites on their CD).  The hour and a half show went by too quickly as they performed many of the tunes from the record as well as other traditional favorites.

Through the whole concert, I couldn’t help feeling as if I were in the presence of Trad Royalty.  An unforgettable experience.

T With the Maggies

T With the Maggies

Maighread Ni Dhomhnaill and Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh

Maighread Ni Dhomhnaill and Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh

Triona Ni Dhomhnaill and Moya Brennan

Triona Ni Dhomhnaill and Moya Brennan

Triona Ni Dhomhnaill, Moya Brennan, Maighread Ni Dhomhnaill and Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh

Triona Ni Dhomhnaill, Moya Brennan, Maighread Ni Dhomhnaill, Manus Lunny and Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh

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  1. you lucky girrrrrrrl! going to amazon to find their cd now… im so jealous! Sean-Nos NW is going to be at Marylhusrt in 2 weeks… yeah!

    • You won’t be disappointed – it’s a wonderful CD. Say Hi to everyone for me at Sean-Nós NW


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