Tickets available here: http://irish-american.org/event/salon-concerts-chicago-presents-trian/
TRIAN featuring: Liz Carroll – fiddle, Billy McComiskey – button accordian and Dáithí Sproule – guitar, vocals
Three of Celtic music’s most acclaimed and award – winning musicians, Liz, Billy and Dáithí perform as Trian, a band they originally formed in the 1980s. While tied to traditional music, the trio uses exquisite musicianship to take the traditions a step further.
Named a 2016 recipient of the National Heritage Fellowship, Billy is revered as player and composer on both sides of the Atlantic and is credited with raising the profile and stature of the button accordion. The Brooklyn born artist was called the “finest and most influential box player ever to emerge from the US” by music critic Earle Hitcher.
Born in Derry, Ireland and now based in Minnesota, Dáithí was called a “seminal figure in Irish music” by the Rough Guide to Irish Music. A member of the internationally celebrated band Altan, Dáithí is known for his pioneering guitar styles including the use of DADGAD tuning. He is also a fine singer in English and Irish.
The Salon Concerts series is dedicated to providing its audience with opportunities to listen to high-quality Irish music performed by talented musicians in an intimate and friendly concert setting.
The Salon Concert featuring Trian – featuring Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey and Dáithí Sproule at the Fifth Province Thursday, April 20, 2017 in the Fifth Province Lounge at the Irish American Heritage Center.
Tickets are $20 for adults, Children 18 and under are free. Tickets available now!
Salon Concerts Chicago presents Trian, featuring Liz Carroll on fiddle, Billy McComiskey on button accordion and Dáithí Sproule on guitar and vocals on Thursday, April 20 at 8pm in the Fifth Province.
Three of Celtic music’s most acclaimed and award-winning musicians; Carroll, McComiskey and Sproule perform as Trian, a band originally formed in the 1980s. While tied to traditional music, the trio uses exquisite musicianship to take the traditions a step further.
Carroll’s playful and expressive fiddling, along with her massive original repertoire, have made her a worldwide legend. She is a 1994 recipient of this country’s highest honor in folk and traditional arts; the National Heritage Fellowship.
Also a National Heritage Fellowship recipient (2016), McComiskey is revered as player and composer and is credited with raising the profile and stature of the button accordion.
Sproule is one of Irish music’s most respected guitar accompanists and singers in English and Irish, and one of the first guitarists to develop DADGAD tuning for Irish music.
Trian, featuring Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey and Dáithí Sproule is Thursday, April 20 at 8pm in the Fifth Province. The Academy of Irish Music Performing Group will be the opening act.
Tickets are $20 for adults and children 18 and under are free and can be purchased by clicking below, calling 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or at the door.