London-born fiddle player Claire Egan released her debut album, Turning Tides, in 2015. From a musical family, Claire grew up immersed in traditional music and is recognised for her unique interpretation of the tunes and fine musicianship. She has an impeccable technique and an innate understanding the expressive quality within the music. She is accompanied on guitar tonight by her sister, Sinéad, who released her own debut album of songs earlier this year ‘For You’.
“Her sweet tone, assured pace and skilful ingenuity allows Claire to delve into nooks, crannies and corners of tunes, effortlessly making them her own.” John Carty
Peter McAlinden was born in London in the 1960s. His parents were from Co. Down and Co. Cork and he learned his music from Kathleen Murray of Aclare, Co. Sligo. Through Kathleen, he met and played with many fine Irish musicians, including Séamus Tansey, Cathal McConnell, Bobby Casey, Raymond Roland and Tommy McCarthy. Peter won the Senior All Ireland title on the tin whistle in 1979. He took a break from music for many years to pursue a career in teaching, but has happily returned to it following his retirement from full-time work. He released his debut solo album, Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part, at Return to Camden Town in 2010.
From Liverpool, Pete Quinn’s performing experience extends from John Cage at the Barbican through jazz fusion at Ronnie Scott’s to traditional Irish music at the BBC Proms. Formerly with The London Lasses, he has recorded and played with some of the greats of traditional Irish music. This year, his four piece band, Artisan Row, released its debut album.
Claire and Sinéad Egan / Peter McAlinden and Pete Quinn
at Green Note
Tues 24th Oct 7.30pm