Terrific Trad at St. Peter’s Church

Terrific Trad at St. Peter’s Church

The Laois Arts Office and Music Generation Laois in association with the Dunamaise Arts Centre are delighted to present a Music Network Concert on the 15th September.

Tara Breen, Laoise Kelly, Josephine Marsh and Nell Ní Chróinín at St. Peter’s Church: a new collaboration between four traditional musicians who have been setting the bar high both at home and around the globe


Four of Ireland’s very finest traditional musicians will perform together for the first time on a Music Network tour this September. Tara Breen (fiddle) Laoise Kelly (harp) Josephine Marsh (accordion) and singer Nell Ní Chróinín will tour to eleven venues around Ireland as well as an appearance in London with a concert at St. Peter’s Church of Ireland in Portlaoise on Sunday 15 September at 7pm. Visit for full information.

Fantastic concert coming up courtesy of Music Network

Tara Breen, Laoise Kelly, Josephine Marsh and Nell Ní Chróinín have been setting the bar high as performers both at home and around the globe. Name-checking Danú, Kate Bush, The Chieftains and Christy Moore amongst their collaborators and with Presidents Obama, Clinton, Higgins and the Queen as audience members, these artists have a quiet authority that comes with true mastery and understanding of their music and heritage.

Dedicated and passionate, they’ll lead audiences through a programme of traditional tunes and songs, and for good measure, into a new Music Network commission by Josephine, a gifted tunesmith. This is a warm and intimate conversation of equals, one on which listeners are privileged to eavesdrop.

Music Network Trad Tour 2019, tour runs 11-23 September 2019. Featuring Tara Breen, fiddle; Laoise Kelly, harp; Josephine Marsh, accordion and Nell Ní Chróinín, voice.

Ticket prices range from €12-€15 (plus booking fee) and can be booked by calling the Dunamaise Arts Centre on 057-8663355 or online at





Tara Breen, fiddle
Laoise Kelly, harp
Josephine Marsh, accordion
Nell Ní Chróinín, voice 


Sun 15 Sept | St. Peter’s Church of Ireland, Portlaoise

€15 / €12 (+ bkg fee) 7pm

057-8663355 (Dunamaise Arts Centre) /

Promoted by Laois County Council Arts Office


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Bridie Keenan

Assistant Arts Officer

Laois County Council

T: 057 8664033