Liffey Banks Sessions present Steve Cooney, September 30th
- Liffey Banks Sessions present Steve Cooney, September 30th
- Sun, September 30, 2012
- 19:00 h
- Vicar Street - Dublin
- Steve Cooney
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Harmonic & Conor Byrne Presents
The Liffey Banks Sessions
Celebrating the Music & Poetry of
With his band
And special guests including:
Christy Moore, Dermot Byrne, Iarla Ó Lionáird,
Laoise Kelly, Mary Black, Tommy Sands,
Vinnie Kilduff & many more
Doors 7pm / Show starts 8pm
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On this significant evening of music we celebrate the Genius of one of Ireland’s most influential & much loved musicians and poets, Steve Cooney.
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, it was 1981 that Steve bought a one-way ticket to Ireland. His intension was to re-trace the land; the music, and the language of his forefathers. He has lived in Ireland ever since.
For over thirty years, Steve has made a significant contribution to traditional Irish music, on hundreds of recordings, as well as performing with artists including Stockton’s Wing, Sharon Shannon, Altan and Martin Hayes. He has performed with international artists also, including Chuck Berry, Mark Knopfler and David Gilmour.
It was in the 90’s, while living in the Gaeltacht of Dingle, west Kerry that Steve paired with singer and button accordionist Séamus Begley. Begley & Cooney became one of the most popular traditional acts of the 90’s. Their incredible energetic performances excited a thriving traditional music scene, which to this day has rarely been matched. They both went on to win Ireland's prestigious National Entertainment award for Traditional Music
More recently Steve has just completed a Master of Literature in Education degree at UCD in Dublin. With his acclaimed thesis, ‘Musical Notation and Theory in Early Learning: A Case for Intuitive Holistic Inter-Cultural Models’, he has developed a ground-breaking approach to teaching music in primary schools.
Steve continues to play with artists including Luka Bloom, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Martin Hayes, Tony McMahon, Breanndán Begley and many more.
For one night only, Steve brings together some of his many friends he has performed with over the years. With a band especially assembled for the occasion, we will hear the music and poetry of this remarkable man, with accompaniment from many of his special guests.