|Sun 17th Jun|
8 pm,€ 10
Steph Geremia, traditional flautist and singer, is highly regarded as among the top musicians of her generation. Known for her vibrant style and versatile musicianship, Steph has been highly influenced by the great North Connaught style of flute playing. As a regular member of the Alan Kelly Gang, she has performed and toured extensively around the globe and worked with many crittically acclaimed artists including the Grammy award winning Chieftains, Eddi Reader, Sea Road Sessions, Kris Drever, Johnny Ringo McDonagh and many more.
After nearly a decade since the release of her debut solo album, which was described by Irish Music Magazine as an unexpected treasure and deemed her as one of the most promising young flute players around, this June 2018 will see the release of Stephs highly anticipated second solo album, Up She Flew. With a firm mixture of traditional and contemporary arrangements and production, the album features music from Sligo, Leitrim and North Connaught. Steph is joined by a star studded gang: Aaron Jones (bouzouki & guitar), Seamie ODowd (guitar), Jim Murray (guitar), Alan Kelly (piano accordion), Donal OConnor (keyboard), Ben Gunnery (fiddle), Jim Higgins (percussion), Martin Brunsden (double bass) and Michael Rooney (harp). Produced by Donal OConnor & Steph Geremia.
This project has been a long time in the making and something that is very close to my heart. For me, everything is in the small details This album has not only been inspired by the rich North Connaught repertoire and particular tune settings from the players from this region, but also from a time when these great musicians breathed life into the tunes with their slight variations and subtle re-phrasing of every bar; when variations mimicked the landscape and one could get lost in the modal indiscrepancies, shifting from cs to c#s at will Up she flew and the cock flattened her!
Steph will be joined by her band including Scottish powerhouse, Aaron Jones (Old Blind Dogs) on bouzouki/guitar/vocals and fiddle maestro, Ben Gunnery (Riverdance / Barrage).
an unexpected treasure an outstanding recording- Irish Music Magazine
Geremias spark is undeniable- The Irish Times
Steph Geremia betrays more than a trace of the accent of her adoptive home place. Her sprightly, breathy style pays homage to the great Peter Horan and that buoyant Sligo flute style to which she has been inexorably drawn. -The Irish Times
the first voice on the album belongs to Steph Geremia, proving as nuanced and talented a singer as she is a flautist one of the albums highlights - Bright Young Folk (UK)