Music in The Malthouse


Music in The Malthouse
By Ryan Dunne @laoisnews

As part of this year’s Culture Night on September 16, there’s a night of traditional music planned in the environs of The Malthouse in Stradbally.

The Malthouse Stradbally Concert will feature New Road, with special guests Leonard Podolak and Cathy Jordan.

There will also be a craft fair before the evening’s musical entertainment begins.

This promises to be a very special performance by some of Ireland and Canada’s finest trad musicians, featuring Grammy award nominated Leonard Podolak (6 string banjo) Cathy Jordan (vocals), Leonard Barry (uilleann pipes, whistles), Rick Epping (harmonica, concertina, 5-string banjo, jaw harp, vocals), Andy Morrow (fiddle) and Shane McGowan (guitar).

They will play a folk-trad fusion, performing songs from the critically acclaimed album ‘Stone Walls & Street Lights.’

Their previous album ‘Wider Horizons Beckon Here’, was described as a rich mix of tunes gathered together from Sliabh Luachra, Leitrim and as far afield as the Carolinas and Appalachia.

Rick Epping’s faultless harmonica lines make the cosiest of bedfellows for Barry’s pipes, and the addition of Andy Morrow’s fiddle conspire to create a glorious, unfettered soundscape.

The concert will run from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, with the craft fair taking place before it at 5.30pm.