Stephanie Geremia (Flute/Vocals)
with Aaron Jones, (Bouzuki/Guitar)
Ben Gunnery (Fiddle)
Alan Kelly (Piano/Accordion)
Crane Bar / Thurs 14 June at 9pm / Admission €15
Steph is an internationally distinguished flautist with over 10 years international performing, touring and teaching experience. Steph has been highly influenced by the great Sligo style of flute playing. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honor’s and major in Music from the distinguished American university, Wesleyan University, where she studied classical and traditional flute along with other world music traditions, working with people such as the legendary experimental jazz hero, Anthony Braxton. She also hold’s a Masters Degree in Traditional Irish Music Performance with First Class Honors from the University of Limerick and has spent time in India studying the Bonsuri (North Indian Flute) under PT Ginde, disciple of the legendary Panal al Gosh.
Originally from Poole in England, Aaron has lived and worked in Scotland for over twenty-five years. He spends most of his year on the road touring throughout the World. He has recorded on countless traditional albums and continues to tour and record regularly with some of the biggest names in traditional music.
His band, Old Blind Dogs, were voted Band of the Year in 2004 and 2007 at the Scots Trad Music Awards and won the IAP ‘Folk Album of the Year’ in the USA for their CD ‘Four on the Floor’. Their latest release, ‘Wherever Yet May Be’, on Nashville’s Compass Records was shortlisted for the same award in 2011. Aaron won “Instrumentalist of the Year” at the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2005.
“Aaron Jones is certainly one of the best Bouzouki players I have ever seen!”
Ben Gunnery is a multi-instrumentalist who studied at the Royal College of Music and Trinity College of Music, graduating with a first class degree in Classical Violin performance.
Ben has gone on tour internationally with various companies/bands/orchestras such as: Barrage, Riverdance, Gaelforce, Dance Masters, Celtic Legends, Irish Celtic, Incantation, Shane MacGowan and the Popes, Calgary Philharmonic, Lost Music of the Gaels (to name a few) and is a regularly booked musician for Orchestral/Classical/Folk sessions in London for Film/TV/Contemporary composers.
Roscommon born ALAN KELLY is widely regarded as the finest exponent of the piano accordion in traditional Irish music and is credited with single handedly reviving the piano accordion as a traditional instrument. Alan grew up in a house steeped in traditional music and dance.
In his early music years, Alan won All-Ireland titles on piano accordion and piano, determined to become a full time musician Alan moved to Galway, where he quickly became part of the thriving traditional music scene, forging an excellent reputation for himself.
Alan has recorded three solo albums ‘Out of the Blue’ (1996), ‘Mosaic’ (2000) and ‘After the Morning’ (2009) as well as an album with his brother John ‘Fourmilehouse’ (2002) .
Alan’s other recording credits include appearances with Eddi Reader, Cathy Ryan, Niamh Parsons, Michael McGoldrick, Cathal Hayden, Seán Keane and Boo Hewerdine.
He has firmly established himself as one of Ireland’s top musicians touring with artists such as De Dannan, Arty McGlynn, Eddi Reader, Lúnasa, and Michael McGoldrick and has also contributed to a number of theatre productions from Boston to Edinburgh to Sydney working with prestigious award winning theatre companies such as Galway’s Druid Theatre Co., The Lyric in Belfast and Mabou Mines in New York.