The 9th Annual Canon Goodman Concert
Michael McGoldrick & Dezi Donnelly
In honour of the remarkable 19th century music-collector Canon James Goodman, who was rector in Skibbereen from 1867 and who built this beautiful church that opened in 1890, we are delighted to present the incredible Manchester duo Michael McGoldrick and Dezi Donnelly.
Playing together since they were young kids, they are quite simply two of the finest exponents of traditional music on the planet. The list of bands they have played in read like a who's who of the genre and include Flook, Lunasa, Sharon Shannon, Capercaillie and Mark Knopfler.
It is a duo though they are at their telepathic best – we know the Canon would approve.
Ger Wolfe has released seven albums of original material over the last twenty years; his latest entitled “I Have Been Loved” ‘exquisitely performed, arranged and recorded’ ... sublime (Hotpress). Celebratory, reflective, independent in mind and nature, Ger continues to plough his own way through the Irish musical landscape, heedless of fad or fashion. True to the craft of songwriting, he tells his own story as only he could, in his own unique voice. Ger is a fine lyricist, poet and composer all rolled into one.
"The Poetic Soul of Ireland" _ John Spillane