Grammy-nominated sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird and All-Ireland champion uilleann piper and flutist and former “Riverdance” maestro Ivan Goff are set to come together in as part of the “Masters in Collaboration” series in New York City.
As part of the Irish Arts Center’s sixth annual Masters series pairs these two extraordinary artists living on different sides of the Atlantic will come together over two evenings (October 1 & 2). Also both artists will hold a live conversation at the center (September 28) inviting the audience into their musical roles and artistic process for free.
Ó Lionáird is widely respected for his solo work in bringing a unique blend of ancient Irish music and cutting edge world sounds to a global audience.
Goff has lived in New York since arriving on Broadway over ten years ago with “Riverdance” and has made his mark as one of the greatest Irish musicians in America.
Ó Lionáird and Goff’s collaboration will be a fascinating exploration and very much in the spirit of a series which encourages distinguished artists to break new ground.
Masters in Collaboration is a unique musical partnership that allows for talented musicians to create outside the boundaries and pressures of the music business.
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