Co Co Markets Summer of Music 2018

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Thursday, June 14, 2018
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The CoCo Markets are happy to announce that the Summer of Music is back again this year! The current June schedule for the Summer Music and Family Fun activities is as follows:

Date Market Time Slots Performers
17/06/18  Peoples Park  12:00 to 1:00  Donal Casey – CPR Instructor
17/06/18  Peoples Park  2:00 to 3:30  Eoin Dillon
24/06/18  Peoples Park  2:00 to 3:30  Maguire Family
16/06/18  Marlay  12:00 to 1:00  Donal Casey – CPR Instructor
16/06/18  Marlay  2:00 to 3:30  Highly Strung
23/06/18  Marlay  12:00 to 1:00  Move4Parkinsons Choir
23/06/18  Marlay  2:00 to 3:30  Gary Ó'Nualláin
08/07/18  Peoples Park  2:00 to 3:30  Matthew Lennon
15/07/18  Peoples Park  12:00 to 1:00  Amateur - Kevin Glynn
22/07/18  Peoples Park  12:00 to 1:00  Amateur - Molli Meaghan-Tresson
29/07/18  Peoples Park  2:00 to 3:30 James Aherne
28/07/18  Marlay  2:00 to 3:30  Stedfast Band
05/08/18  Peoples Park   2:00 to 2:45  Pat Fallon
12/08/18  Peoples Park  2:00 to 3:30  Freddy Walsh
19/08/18  Peoples Park  2:00 to 3:30  Paddy FitzGerald
04/08/18  Marlay  2:00 to 3:30  The Phantompickers
11/08/18  Marlay  12:00 to 3:00  Wooly Wards Family Farm
18/08/18  Marlay  2:00 to 3:30  The Catfish Blues Orchestra
25/08/18  Marlay  2:00 to 3:30  Changing Gears


Further information about the perfomers:
Donal Casey – CPR Instructor
Learn how to do CPR and possibly save a life!!  We are holding 3 separate 1 hour training sessions on CPR on 2 June and 16th June from 12 to 1 pm in Marlay Park and on 17th June from 12 to 1 pm in Peoples Park with Donal Casey.  Donal is a CPR and Defibrillator Instructor who is a retired former Assistant Chief Fire Officer in Dublin Fire Brigade.  He is accredited by the Irish Heart Foundation and the American Heart Association.  
During his one hour session he will be showing people how to:
- Do CPR for adults and infants
- How a defibrillator works
- How to deal with someone (either adult or infant) who is choking
So come along it always good to be prepared.
Eoin Dillon
Eoin Dillon has been playing the pipes & whistles since the age of 15. As a founding member of KÍLA he released 11 albums and toured the world with performances at top festivals including Glastonbury, Womad (Aus/NZ) and Montreux Jazz Festival. As a solo artist, Eoin has guested with U2, Baaba Maal, Sinead O’ Connor, Donal Lunny & Jane Sibery. He composed the music with Kíla for 2 OSCAR winning animation films in 2012/2015 - while his solo compositional work on ‘Ireland’s Wild River’ was nominated in the Best Music category at the 2015 EMMY Awards. Eoin’s most recent album “Pondelorum” was released in September 2016. Don’t miss this opportunity to see such a talented artist!! 
Maguire Family
The Maguire Family Band from Wicklow is a four-piece family band who play both traditional Irish music and modern tunes. The band consists of Emma who is 17 and plays fiddle, flute and whistle; Aoife who is 15 and plays concertina and uilleann pipes; Sean who is 12 and plays the bodhrán and dad Philip who plays guitar.  They had their first US tour in 2017 wowing audiences and getting standing ovations everywhere they played.  They have played at Montana Folk Festival and the Milwaukee Irish Festival.  The Maguire Family Band released their debut album “Little Giants and Other Oxymorons” in December 2016 with 6 songs composed by the band. 
Highly Strung
Highly Strung's music is an acoustic blend of classical, contemporary, traditional and anything in between. A combination of Harp Flute, Violin & Voice together with their quirky arrangements make them unique.
Highly Strung have been performing together for six years, they perform annually at Castletown House, Co. Kildare and Fota House, Co. Cork. Each year they host a Christmas Concert at The Riverbank Theatre, Co.Kildare. Other venues include Powerscourt Shopping Centre; Sherkin Island; Inishbofin; St. Brigid's Cathedral, Kildare and Baldonnel Aerodrome. They have also had the honour of performing for President Higgins and President McAleese. Enjoy the perfect atmosphere created by these wonderful performers! 
Move4Parkinsons Choir
Move4Parkinson’s “Our Voices of Hope” choir is a place for people with Parkinson’s, their family members and friends to come together in a community of support, positivity and fun.  The voices of people with Parkinson’s can grow softer, quieter, and less intelligible over time, which reduces confidence and quality of life. But singing on a regular basis with fellow people with Parkinson’s helps to improve vocal tone and increase volume.
In 2012, Move4Parkinson’s launched their first ever community choir and at the time they had no idea how powerful singing could be for their emotional and physical well-being. In April 2013 they launched their first single which reached No.1 in the Irish iTunes R&B charts, achieved more than 10,000 YouTube views and was short-listed to the top 12 in a global video competition run by the World Parkinson’s Congress.   In November 2013 the choir performed for the President of Ireland at the SEI Awards in Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin.
Members often describe the choir as a place where they don’t have to think about Parkinson’s and are simply accepted for who they are and any symptoms they may have. The Choir is directed by Jennifer Grundulis who is a qualified speech therapist.  
Gary Ó'Nualláin
Gary Ó'Nualláin is a musician and actor from Clondalkin. He is a graduate of the inaugural class of BIMM Institute Dublin where he graduated with a BA in Commercial Modern Music, majoring in song-writing.
He started performing at age 7 with traditional Irish music, and later moved to the guitar and discovered a penchant for song-writing in his teenage years. His influences include Noel, and Liam Gallagher, The Stone Roses, U2, and The Lemonheads. Don’t miss this opportunity the see this rising star!!
Molli Meaghan-Tresson
Molli comes from Dun Laoghaire and plays the guitar and banjo.  She is 14 years old but is an old hand at performing as she has been playing since she was 7.  She has done some busking in Wexford Town but this will the first time performing on her "home" turf.  Her inspiration is music of all kinds and includes the likes of The Beatles, Ed Sheeran, Lisa Hannigan, Oasis, The Cure and Imagine Dragons.
James Aherne
James Aherne is Dublin born tenor currently studying at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.  Having graduated from UCD in 2017.  His repertoire ranges from Italian aria to contemporary classics.  James' previous ensemble performance experiences include engagement at the 3 Arena, The Late Late Show and The Bord Gáis Energy Theatra.  He has also done solo work for RTÉ Radio and Radio na Gaeltachta.
Stedfast Band
The Stedfast Band founded in 1951, are so musically versatile, a concert programme could include music ranging from Classical, Folk, Latin American, Film & TV, right up to modern Pop arrangements as well as original works for Brass Bands.

The Brass Band has been a faithful competitor, entering and winning the first Senior Brass section and maintaining that standard down through the years. They have also competed in Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom and represented the Republic of Ireland in the European Brass Band Contest in the Royal Albert Hall.
The Band undertakes a wide variety of concerts throughout any given year. These range from private functions to charity concerts to large public events; all are given meticulous attention. In 2009 the band performed to a full house at the National Concert Hall, and to large crowds for the 90th anniversary of Dáil Éireann at Leinster House. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch one of Ireland's premier brass bands!!

Pat Fallon
Pat Fallon, a professional magician since 1987, performs in all areas of magic from children’s shows to close-up magic, cabaret, stage magic, to his own full evening show. One of his many TV performances includes “Christmas Showtime” with Boyzone, and he has given numerous radio interviews. He is Ireland’s only Gold Star member of the Inner Magic Circle and is also a recipient of The Merlin Award from the International Magic Society for his family magic theatre show. Don’t miss this magic opportunity to be amazed!!
Freddy Walsh
Freddy Walsh is a guitarist currently based in Dublin . He holds a Master’s degree in Performance & Musicology from NUI Maynooth, and a BA in Music from Waterford I.T. In 2014, he won first place in the senior classical guitar competition in the Feis Ceoil, becoming the first WIT student to do so. He has performed throughout Ireland in such venues as the Unitarian Church, St Anne’s Church, Castalia Hall, Garter Lane, and Crescent Arts Centre Belfast. He studied under the tuition of classical guitarist Michael O’Toole and jazz guitarist Tommy Halferty. Freddy performs a mix of music, taking influences from many genres including classical, blues, jazz and rock.
Paddy FitzGerald
Paddy Fitz is a Dún Laoghaire native and graduate of BIMM Dublin. He owes his love of live performance to St Conleth’s College, where he attended secondary school and after his first school concert, developed a yearning for the stage which was encouraged by his music teacher, Philip MacMullan of the Yurodny Ensemble. These days, he can frequently be found jamming in Gilbert & Wright Dún Laoghaire and playing gigs all over Dublin City. His setlist includes everything from punk rock to electronic dance, with audience participative sing-alongs his preferred musical style, and the somewhat bizarre mixture of U2, Avicii, Gorillaz, The Killers, Coldplay, Calvin Harris, Snow Patrol and the Swedish House Mafia among his biggest influences. Drop by and enjoy this eclectic artist’s performance!! 
The Phantompickers
The Phantompickers are a new Dublin based, bluegrass band that perform regularly in Sin É Bar Dublin on Tuesday nights with Dublin Bluegrass Collective. Initially set up as a “jam band” which invites other musicians to join in a session, The Phantompickers“, were initially formed in 2008 by founding members Patrick Simpson and Conor Daly.

The current line-up includes five main members. The core of the band made up of Conor Daly on 5-string banjo and vocals, Stephen Wright on “Reno-style” banjo. Patrick Simpson on guitar and high tenor vocals, Grainne Quinlan on fiddle and TJ Screene on double bass.

The ethos of the band is to bring traditional bluegrass songs and instrumentals to bluegrass music festivals, pub jams, and other bluegrass music friendly venues with strong drive and searing vocals in the "High and Lonesome" tradition. The band influences range from Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Jimmy Martin, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and The Stanley Brothers.

The Phantompickers have performed at the Athy Bluegrass Festival, the Westport Bluegrass Festival, and the Dunmore East International Bluegrass Festival  in various band incarnations to name a few and they hope to continue to play more. Described as "stonkin' bluegrass" they are not to be missed and are always happy when “pickin' and a grinnin’”!
Wooly Wards Family Farm
Release the inner farmer in you as Wooly Ward Activity Farm offers hands-on experience with animals for both young and old alike.  Get the opportunity to have real hands-on with the animals while also learning how to care and treat them with respect.  Children get to pet, groom, lead and feed the animals.  Don’t miss this fun and exciting experience
The Catfish Blues Orchestra
Ireland’s definitive Blues Big Band “The Catfish Blues Orchestra” comprises of some of the finest blues talents based in Ireland today “The Catfish Blues Orchestra” is a truly unique musical experience. This is a high octane show with blistering guitar, creamy bass, steam train like percussion, melodic vocal work, succulent sax and true blues harp. This 6 piece band produce a truly powerful sound that has to be experienced live to be fully appreciated.

Driven by a love for authentic blues music the group draw on influences ranging from the early blues masters of the delta such as Robert Johnson & Sonny Boy Williamson, to the electric Chicago and Texas blues masters such as Muddy Waters and Freddie King, up to British blues invasion guitar gods such as Eric Clapton, Peter Green all the way up to contemporary influences such as Robben Ford and Derek Trucks. The Orchestra draw on all of these influences including many others to create their own rich and soulful blend of Rhythm and Blues. 
Using guitars, keyboards, percussion and harmony vocals Changing Gears encompass pop, indie and punk sounds to create a fresh dynamic soundscape. When not writing and recording the band have been praised for their live performances, making numerous appearances in venues and festivals all over Ireland. They are currently promoting their new single "Leave".