Tommy Peoples in Shirley, MA

Tommy Peoples will be at the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley, MA on
Friday, April 27th.

Traditional Irish Music Workshop, 7:00 pm $20
Concert 9: pm $15 and Session 10:30pm
with Tommy Peoples

(if you sign up in advance for the workshop and concert - $30)

The workshop is open to all traditional melody instruments and following the performance we will join him for a great session.

Tommy Peoples is one of the most renowned fiddlers in Irish traditional circles today, and a prime exponent of the Donegal style of fiddling, a technical master as well as powerful musician. Peoples was born in the 1948 in St. Johnston, Co. Donegal, and learned fiddle, in the
distinctive Donegal style from an early age. He joined the famous Kilfenora Band for a while and recorded with them in the sixties, as well as marrying the daughter of their famous pianist, Kitty Linnane. He joined the traditional scene in Dublin in the seventies, playing with the likes of Matt Molloy, Paddy Keenan and Liam O'Flynn. For a while he played in the pioneering but short-lived group 1691, and joined the famous Bothy Band in late 1975, replacing Paddy Glackin as the band turned professional. He left the Bothies in '76, after the release of their first album, and was replaced by Kevin Burke. He recorded a number of albums with many other musicians in the late seventies, the best known of which is probably the Molloy-Peoples-Brady album. He now lives around Kilfenora, Co. Clare, and continues to play locally. His best regarded albums are the Molloy/ Peoples/ Brady album, the first Bothy Band album, and probably The High Part of the Road, though his solo albums have many fans, and have influenced many of the younger generation of fiddle players.

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