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News: The National Concert Hall in Association with the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) Presents ‘Drawing From The Well

25 Aug 2023

The National Concert Hall in Association with the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) Presents ‘Drawing From The Well: Tommy Peoples’ this October

Featuring: Paul Brady (singer, guitar), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki), Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Maighréad and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (singers) Siobhán Peoples (fiddle), Matt Molloy (flute), Paddy Keenan (uilleann pipes), Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle), Theo Dorgan (poet), Seán Potts (uilleann pipes), Bríd Harper (fiddle), Seosamh Ó Neachtain (dancer) and more - National Concert Hall, Main Stage - Saturday 28 October 8pm - Tickets from €20 On Sale Friday 25 September 10am

Media Release August 25th 2023

The fourth concert in the Irish Traditional Music Archive’s acclaimed Drawing From The Well series, devised by ITMA and presented in association with the National Concert Hall, once again assembles many of Ireland’s leading traditional musicians, singers and dancers to the National Concert Hall stage on October 28 at 8pm. 

The artists involved, led by Tommy’s daughter Siobhán Peoples, and including original Bothy Band members Matt Molloy, Dónal Lunny, Paddy Glackin, Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill and Paddy Keenan and the renowned Paul Brady are all connected with and drew inspiration from the great Donegal fiddle player. 

The concert will include the spoken word from acclaimed Cork poet and writer Theo Dorgan and outstanding sean-nós dancer Seosamh Ó Neachtain



Among the special line-up are several other distinguished traditional artists who drew inspiration from Tommy Peoples including the great Donegal fiddle player Bríd Harper, wonderful singer Maighréad Ní Dhomhnaill who will perform with sister Tríona, young emerging talented fiddle players Megan Nic Fhionnghaile and Nia Byrne along with uilleann piper Seán Potts who recorded with Tommy on his celebrated album Waiting for a Call. 

Speaking about the fourth concert in the Drawing from the Well series ITMA Director Liam O’Connor said:“Tommy Peoples holds a very special place in Irish traditional music. An outstanding fiddle player and composer, his unique style and sensitive artistry inspired generations of musicians. We are honoured in ITMA, in association with our partners in the National Concert Hall, to be able to celebrate Tommy’s legacy on October 28th, not only by assembling wonderful musicians, singers and dancers connected with Tommy but also to launch our new website which will give the public unfettered access to an incredible collection of Tommy’s recordings and associated material.” 

Robert Read, CEO,The National Concert Hall commented: “We are very pleased to collaborate with ITMA in presenting the fourth concert in the ‘Drawing from the Well’ series, which celebrates the life and music of Tommy Peoples.  This special performance sees legendary artists and young performers come together to pay tribute to one of our greatest fiddlers, who continues to inspire new generations of musicians. We are delighted to once again partner with ITMA to support, nurture and honour Ireland’s rich musical culture and heritage”.