We are very happy to announce that the internationally renowned traditional group Duo will be playing in the school on Friday 9th March.

“Two very talented musicians coming together to make a really exciting sound that leaves you wanting more” – Mary Black

Date: 9th March

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €15/€12 Concessions

Duó:  Niamh Varian-Barry and Peter Staunton, from Dingle, Ireland.  Fiddle, vocals, and box accordion, celtic fusion.

Duó is a blend of vocals and instrumentals with a distinctly Irish character. This charming duet build rapport with audiences and invite them into the ‘conversation’ of a performance.

Niamh Varian-Barry is the former lead singer of one of the biggest bands in Irish music, ‘Solas’. With her exceptional vocals, she gained notoriety throughout North America and the world during her years touring and recording with the band before she returned to Ireland to highlight her skills as a classical performer. Niamh is a trained viola and fiddle player and holds a Master of Performance from the Royal Irish Academy of Music. In recent years, she has become a founding member of ‘The Clare Memory Orchestra’ and ‘The Scotia Ensemble’ and she is involved in regular string quartet performances as well as regular high-profile Irish music performances and tutoring.

Peter Staunton, who also holds a Master of Performance, is a button accordion player who pushes the boundaries of Irish music. His performances are informed by a wide range of influences and his technical knowledge has led him to great success in the production of Irish dance music with his show ‘SuperCéilí’ and with the duet ‘Scannal’. By designing and building his own accordion, Peter has developed techniques which allow Duó to create powerful soundscapes.

After many years performing all over the world from Shanghai to Carnegie Hall, Niamh and Peter have returned to live on the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland’s scenic south west, where they regularly perform and record.