The Grumpy Old Men ;) 3 Legends playing together on for one night!
Jim Rooney , a pioneer in the genre that would come to be labeled as "Americana". is an American instrumentalist, songwriter and producer whose credits include Nanci Griffith's Other Voices, Other Rooms (which earned Rooney a Grammy Award for production), Hal Ketchum's Past the Point of Rescue, Iris DeMent's Infamous Angel, John Prine's Aimless Love and many other widely hailed albums. In recognition for his contribution to Americana music, Rooney received a lifetime achievement award from the Americana Music Association in 2009.
Arty McGlynn is without doubt one of the most influential Irish musicians of the last 40 years. His career began during the showband craze, and has seen him perform with everyone from Van Morrison to Christy Moore, Paul Brady, Frances Black and Liam O'Flynn. He released the seminal McGlynn's Fancy in 1979 and has featured on countless other classic albums including Matt Molloy's Stony Steps, Four Men and a Dog's Barking Mad and several with West Cork fiddle player Nollaig Casey.
Mick Daly is a true legend of the Cork and Irish music scene having played for over 40 years with the iconic Lee Valley String Band. During that time he has also been a member of Arcady, Any Old Time, The Mary Black Band, Scullion, and was part of the original Four Men and A Dog line-up. He is equally at home playing traditional Irish music as traditional American bluegrass and Old Time music whether on 5 string banjo or guitar and is also an exceptional singer and interpreter of traditional song
Nollaig is one of Ireland's most gifted musicians, with an international reputation as an exponent of Irish traditional music on the fiddle. By the time she began to play the violin at the age of eleven she was already proficient in a variety of instruments - notably piano, tin-whistle and uilleann pipes. Throughout her teens she developed her talents both in fields of classical and traditional music, winning several All-Ireland titles for fiddle-playing and traditional singing culminating in the award to her in 1972 for the best all-round performer.
Having graduated from University College of Cork with a B-Mus degree at the early age of nineteen, she embarked upon a professional career, firstly with the RTE Symphony Orchestra where she remained for five years and later as a freelance player of growing stature. She joined the legendary band Planxty in 1980 and toured with them in Ireland, UK and Europe. In recent years Nollaig has recorded and toured with a variety of groups and musicians including, Moving Hearts, Liam O'Flynn, Mary Black and Elvis Costello. Her television appearances include the BBC TV series "Bringing it All Back Home" and "A River of Sound". Nollaig has also performed as a featured artist in Donal Lunny's Coolfin band with whom she has recorded and toured extensively. More recently She has performed as a soloist with the phenomenally successful 'Riverdance' as well as featuring in Shaun Davey's 'Granuaile' and 'May We Never Have To Say Goodbye' which was the theme song of the Special Olympic World Games 2003 which was hosted by Ireland.