Saturday, 24th March 2018
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ONE of the country’s most accomplished and talented uilleann pipers, David Power, is teaming up with world-renowned harpist, Triona Marshall, and national broadcaster, Olivia O’Leary, for a not-to-be-missed open-air concert and poetry recital on the opening night of this year’s long-awaited Comeraghs Wild Festival.

The landmark event at stunning Mahon Falls deep in the Comeragh Mountains on Friday, July 14, is the perfect start to a three day festival that celebrates all that is authentic, unique and captivating about the Comeragh

Mountains, its culture and history, organisers say. Tickets for the event, which starts from 10pm, are on sale now from 086 77 77 515 and cost just e10.

The opening night event has been put together by David Power and he promises a night to remember in his native Waterford. “I`ve had the extraordinary pleasure of performing on some of the most beautiful stages in the world including the Sydney Opera house, the legendary Broadway Studio 54 and on stages across the US in recent weeks. But performing to a home audience deep in the majestic Comeragh Mountains is going to be extra special.

“The Comeraghs Wild Festival celebrates all that makes this rugged region stand out. And with this in mind, I’ve teamed up with Triona, well known from her time as chief harpist with the National Concert Orchestra, work with the Chieftains and more and with renowned broadcaster, Olivia O’Leary.

Our programme will feature music from the area and about the area and Olivia will read poetry that has a connection with the region and with the natural world.

Olivia O’Leary looks forward to the event.

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