Harmonic & Conor Byrne presents The Liffey Banks Sessions – Celebrating the Music & Poetry of Steve Cooney (with his band). Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Steve Cooney plus special guests Christy Moore, Dermot Byrne, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Laoise Kelly, Mary Black, Tommy Sands, Vinny Kilduff and many more shall be gracing the stage of Vicar Street in Dublin for one very special evening. Steve Cooney with his band plus special guests will be performing live on stage at Vicar Street in Dublin on Sunday the 30th of September 2012. Tickets for Steve Cooney live at Vicar Street in Dublin are priced from €30 including booking fee and will be on sale from Monday the 21st of May 2012 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Steve Cooney live at Vicar Street in Dublin this September 2012. Doors open 7pm / Show starts 8pm sharp.
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On this significant evening of music we celebrate the genius of one of Ireland’s most influential & much loved musicians and poets, Steve Cooney.
‘Master Cooney restores the ancient link between lyre and lyric, between poetry and performance, the rhapsody and rascality.’ Seamus Heaney
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, it was 1981 that Steve Cooney bought a one-way ticket to Ireland. His intension was to re-trace the land; the music, and the language of his forefathers. Steve Cooney has lived in Ireland ever since.
For over thirty years, Steve Cooney has made a significant contribution to traditional Irish music, on hundreds of recordings, as well as performing with artists including Stockton’s Wing, Sharon Shannon, Altan and Martin Hayes. Steve Cooney has performed with international artists also, including Chuck Berry, Mark Knopfler and David Gilmour.
It was in the 90’s, while living in the Gaeltacht of Dingle, west Kerry that Steve Cooney paired with singer and button accordionist Séamus Begley. Begley & Cooney became one of the most popular traditional acts of the 90’s. Their incredible energetic performances excited a thriving traditional music scene, which to this day has rarely been matched. They both went on to win Ireland’s prestigious National Entertainment award for Traditional Music.
More recently Steve Cooney has just completed a Master of Literature in Education degree at UCD in Dublin. With his acclaimed thesis, ‘Musical Notation and Theory in Early Learning: A Case for Intuitive Holistic Inter-Cultural Models’, he has developed a ground-breaking approach to teaching music in primary schools.
Steve Cooney continues to play with artists including Luka Bloom, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Martin Hayes, Tony McMahon and many more.
For one night only, Steve Cooney brings together some of his many friends he has performed with over the years. With a band especially assembled for the occasion, we will hear the music and poetry of this remarkable man, with accompaniment from many of his special guests.
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