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Levis Corner House is delighted to welcome Karl Nesbitt, Multi instrumentalist (Flute, Bouzouki and Bodhrán), composer & producer to perform his unique blend of modern Irish Traditional music that is both freshly innovative and grounded in authenticity. Karl will be accompanied by acclaimed musicians Conor O’Sullivan & Jason Turk.
Dont miss this very special evening.
Pub Open 3pm
Gig Doors 5pm
Show 5.30 pm
Pub + Venue Close 8.00pm
Tuesday 28th December 2021
This event is proudly sponsored by Cork County Council
Musician Bio :
“Multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer, Karl Nesbitt is a prodigious talent” – Irish Music – Magazine
“Karl Nesbitt does a fine job of showcasing his fluid flute and whistle style, his knack for understated accompaniment on bodhrán, bouzouki and synth, and his gift for composition” – Hotpress
Since 2001 Karl has worked on various professional recordings in the Traditional and Folk genres. Excelling in different roles such as musical direction, performing, arranging, producing and editing, Karl has accumulated an impressive professional discography of some seventeen commercial albums to date. He has performed at numerous festivals throughout the UK, Europe, Scandinavia and China, and has shared the stage with some of the most acclaimed traditional musicians. He has performed as guest instrumentalist with the Berne Symphony Orchestra and the Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra, and has played support to artists such as Mairéad Nesbitt, Sharon Shannon, Seán Ó’Shea, Frankie Gavin, Bob Geldof, Iarla O’Lionaird, Steve Cooney, The Hot House Flowers, Lúnasa, John Spillane, Eddie Reader, Brian Finnegan (Flook) and Juliet Turner.
Karl has also hosted composer and flute player concerts at The Beamish Cork Folk Festival, and has been a valued contributor to musical education programs on behalf of The ETB, The National Concert Hall, UCC Music Department, The Arts Council, CIT Cork School of Music, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Music Generation, and Cork City Council.
Conor O’Sullivan is an acclaimed singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and owner of Hidden Studios based in Cork. Conor became involved in Cork City Councils “Lee Sessions” and “Pulses of Tradition” initiatives. More recently he has performed in Germany and the U.S. with multi-award winning songwriter Barry Tierney, as half of the folk duo Leif and with many other musicians locally in Cork. In 2015 Conor released a solo album of mostly original songs and has subsequently released another three solo albums all to great acclaim.
In various different instances Conor has shared stages with or supported The Hothouse Flowers, Luka Bloom, Pauline Scanlon, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Gerry O’Beirne, Steve Cooney, Iarla O Lionard, Damien Mullane and many more.
“John Prine, Kris Kristofferson and even Willie Nelson would be sitting up and taking notice.” – RTÉ Entertainment
Jason is virtuoso piano accordionist, composer and educator of modern traditional music, and founder of the exciting band Torcán. As a solo performer Jason has been performing at platform concerts in CSM as young as 14 and was privileged to be selected among thousands of entries to perform for a Gala Concert organised by the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin where the President of Ireland was among the guests.He has also collaborated with the renowned Attridge Dance Academy as a musician and arranger for shows and competitions. Jason has been teaching in multiple branches of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (CCÉ) from a young age and was also instrumental in the setting up of a local branch. As a music teacher in Cork he has been involved in many community outreach projects such as the UCC bridging the gap project and MGCC. During his involvement in promoting Irish traditional music among schools in the city he developed an interactive music teaching and staff notation software designed to make sight reading and learning more accessible within the specific phrase structures of Irish traditional music.
Now based in Cork he has played a big part in the diversity of the music scene in the city. As an Undergraduate in UCC he established the award winning Capriccio Music Society which went on to win several awards including Best Small Society in UCC and was nominated for best small society among Irish Colleges. One of the societies’ bigger achievements was a national composition competition in partnership with colleges and universities around Ireland. The society has brought together many collaborations between musicians in Cork, providing a platform for instrumentalists and composers alike.