Tommy Keane & Jacqueline McCarthy
The Kings Head / Monday 13 June at 3pm / Admission FREE
Tommy Keane, a native of Waterford city, was encouraged to play pipes by local piper, the great Tommy Kearney. At the Willie Clancy Summer School he learned further piping skill from pipers including Pat Mitchell and Liam O’Flynn and was influenced by recordings of Willie Clancy, Seamus Ennis and Tommy Reck. Tommy spent seven years in London where he played with many of the giants of Irish music including Tommy McCarthy, Bobby Casey and Roger Sherlock as well as working with Elvis Costello, The Pogues, Clannad and Ralph McTell. It was there also he met his wife Jacqueline McCarthy, daughter of renowned piper and concertina player Tommy McCarthy from Kilmihill in Co. Clare. Jacqueline joins Tommy on concertina for this recital.