An online concert of Traditional Irish music with Peter Browne and Tony Byrne. Don't miss the premiere!
Going out at 13:15 on Thursday 8 October on the Department of Music's YouTube channel: Online Concert Premiere LINK.
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Dublin-based box player Peter Browne has performed throughout Europe, the USA and Asia. He has recorded and played with the likes of Stocktons Wing, Slide, Dessie Kelliher, Aoife Scott, At first Light and Providence. He has also been involved with the RTE concert orchestra, jazz and other ethnic and improvised forms of music.
Tony Byrne, Dublin guitarist, has been involved in music from a young age. Starting out playing in rock bands as a drummer at age 11, Tony began performing around Dublin city centre venues at age 12. Following family holidays in West Kerry, Tony developed an Interest in Irish traditional music and has been involved in the performance, recording and teaching of it since leaving college in 1999.
Past performances include concerts with acts such as Danu, Sharon Shannon, Michael mc Goldrick, Gerry o Connor, David Munnelly Band, Matt Molloy, Paul Brady, Julie Fowlis, Lunasa and many more. Tony has also performed with artists of different genres such as legendary guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, Jerry Douglas and banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck, classical violinist Nicola Benedetti with whom he featured on her award winning album “Homecoming”and Indian Tabla Master Zakir Hussain with whom he performed at Carnegie Hall, New York and recorded a Live Cd in San Francisco entitled “Distant Kin”.
Tony has appeared and guested on over 40 albums and has, to date produced two albums, one with Irish singer Daoiri Farrell a track from which won track of the year at BBC folk awards in 2016 and was performed live in The Albert Hall, London.
Television credits include The Late Late Show, Geantraí, Later... with Jools Holland, BBC Alba, The One show, Live opening ceremony of the commonwealth games and most recently on BBC proms live at The Albert Hall London with the BBC concert Orchestra.
Tony has worked in theatre with the Galway Arts Festival and has been a cast member of award winning Irish play “Trad” which has toured extensively including Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Perth International Festival, Australia where it won numerous awards.
Tony is also a guitar teacher in Ballyfermot Senior College, Dublin, a position held for the past 13 years. Other teaching experience includes guitar instruction in the USA and throughout Europe at various festivals and workshops.