We welcome Ultan O’Brien back to Levis Corner House
8pm FRI March 22nd
Over The Shop Counter
( book online or email to hold at the door)
Ballydehob Traditional Music Festival 2024 will be held in the village of Ballydehob, West Cork from Friday, March 22nd – Sunday, March 24th 2024.
Ultan makes music on the fiddle and viola and has a background in traditional and improvised music. He performs as a soloist and creates music for theatre & film. He is known also for his collaborative work, touring and playing in bands and duos with Martin Green (Lau), Eoghan Ó
Ceannabháin, Nic Gareiss, Slow Moving Clouds, Skipper’s Alley, Neil Ó Lochlainn’s Cuar, and John Francis Flynn.
Recently he composed and performed the music for a theatre production, Not A Word, by Brú Theatre alongside actor Raymond Keane and director James Riordan for a week of shows during Galway International Arts Festival 2023. An album he made with Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin, Solas an Lae, which was released on the Scottish label Watercolour Music, was awarded Best Folk Album at the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2021. You can hear that here.
In 2022, he was commissioned to create a film and score as part of Ulysses Journey 2022. The film was screened in IFI, Dublin; CCI, Paris; SARC, Belfast and Budapest, Hungary, and at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2022. You can watch and listen to that right here.
Ultan is currently creating his debut solo album.
cover photo by Alex Foster