Mick and Michelle Mulcahy in Concert
Venue: The Unitarian Church, St. Sephen's Green, Dublin
Mick and his daughter Michelle Mulcahy of Abbeyfeale, West Limerick play a dazzling array of instruments between them including harp, concertina, accordion, fiddle and piano but it's the sweetness and tunefulness of their ensemble playing that is most striking.
Their latest album 'Reelin' in Tradition' which also features Michelle's sister Louise has received worldwide acclaim, an album full of soulful traditional music rooted in the West Limerick, Sliabh Luachra and Clare tradition. Mick Mulcahy is a living legend in Irish accordion and melodeon playing, with a rare repertoire of old tunes which he plays in a highly distinctive style, a style of personal touch which distinguishes the work of the true traditional musician, a touch which has been passed down to his daughters.
In 2006 Michelle was awarded the prestigious TG4 Young Musician of the Year award and has recently released her debut solo harp album " Suaimhneas" which is already receiving worldwide acclaim at home and abroad and has topped the recent best new releases chart this year.