This follows a series of successful concerts in Creggs in recent months, including by Ultan Conlon, Colm Naughton and Orlaith Keane. The Sunday night concert takes place in the intimate surroundings of Creggs Historical Centre with doors opening at 8 pm and the show starting at 8.30 pm. There will be two 45-minute sets with a short interval.
With a career spanning over 20 years, Eleanor Shanley is one of the most-loved singers in folk music. Whether as a soloist, or collaborating with De Danann, or during her time collaborating with the late Ronnie Drew, her distinctive voice is full of natural lyrical emotion.
Eleanor has been at the top of her profession since her first appearance with De Danann in 1990. She has worked with many great musicians, including Christy Moore, and also recorded with The Dubliners, Sharon Shannon, Donal Lunny, U2 and Ronnie Drew, with whom she recorded two albums.
In Creggs, she will perform with Clare native, Mike Hanrahan, whose professional career began in 1977 when he started performing with Maura O’Connell in a duo called Tumbleweed.
In 1979 he worked with Stockton’s Wing on their ‘Take a Chance’ album, the title of which was taken from one of Mike’s songs.
The 1980s saw him perform throughout Europe and beyond with Stockton’s Wing. He left Stockton’s Wing in 1994 and pursued a solo tour, including in the UK with Finbar Furey.
The night in Creggs promises to be a memorable performance of Ireland’s finest folk expression as these two noted musicians come together in the village venue for a very special performance.
Tickets, priced at €20, are on sale in Roarke’s Spar in Creggs. The event is organised as part of Creggs Harvest Festival with thanks to the support of Kilbegnet Historical Society and Galway County Council.