Moya Brennan Live At The Pavilion And Shamisen Music

Good news Moya Brennan fans(yours truly included). The event is titled Moya Brennan and Friends Live at the  Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. The date is on 11 March · 19:30 – 23:00.

Here’s an update from Moya’s Official facebook page:

“Just to let you know that Hazel O’Connor will be joining me on stage at The Pavilion tomorrow night. Also Aisling will be playing Guitar and Bouzouki
Full line up will be:
My band – Sinead Madden, Cormac De Barra, Ian Parker, Aisling Jarvis
Guests – Maire Breatnach, Hazel O’Connor, Eamonn De Barra

Looking forward to seeing you there as we celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge and look forward to St Patrick’s Day”.


I am sending my prayers of support to our Japanese brothers and sisters. They are experiencing grief due to the earthquake and tsunami that hit the coast today. Intensity 8.9 showed its destructive fangs . I also have two pals who have families over there and there is no news as of the moment because of communications and electricity problems.

This is a dark moment in history. It would be appreciated if you all offer a moment of contemplation, especially all of you who are reading this from around the world. As what my friend Jeremy from Poland said: It’s a reminder that the Earth is so much bigger than us, I suppose…


For the taste of Irish music played in Shamisen. This is my favorite instrument and my interest on it grew after reading(and watching the movie version) of Memoirs of a Geisha.

Monsters of Shamisen with Mike Penny, Masahiro Nitta, Kevin Kmetz a remarkable group that is taking japanese Tsugaru Shamisen into a new direction. This time they perform Irish music on shamisen.


One thought on “Moya Brennan Live At The Pavilion And Shamisen Music

  1. Glad to hear about Moya, cannot wait till the show is available here. I agree we need to keep the Japanese people in our thoughts and prayers but also remember to donate to the Red Cross if you can. At least that’s a start.

    The cross over usage of such a different instrument in Celtic music is interesting!!


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