Jimmy Keane Presents:

Cillian Vallely, David Doocey & Alan Murray
Thursday, April 18, 2024 @8pm
Chief O'Neill's 3471 North Elston Avenue Chicago, IL 60618

This new trio features a unique collaboration between three of the best known names in Irish traditional music: Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes & whistles), David Doocey (fiddle), and Alan Murray (guitar and vocals). The combination of Cillian's uilleann pipes and David's fiddle is one of the sweetest sounds in all of music - and none better than to add a subtle musical foundation is Alan's guitar and his dulcet singing! Get ready to tap your feet and enjoy the lively tunes of these talented musicians. From traditional Irish melodies to newly composed tunes in the traditional by Cillian and David, this concert promises to be a treat for music lovers of all ages. So grab your friends, bring your listening ears, and come on down to Chief O'Neill's for a night of pure musical magic!

Armagh native Cillian Vallely has established his name over the last decade through his playing with award-winning, trad Irish supergroup Lunasa. Influenced by the rhythmic, flowing style of Paddy Keenan and Johnny Doran, Vallely’s mastery of chanter, drones and regulators has earned a reputation as one of the top players in the tradition. He has performed with acts as diverse as Bruce Springsteen, Riverdance, Natalie Merchant, Mary Chapin-Carpenter & Tim O Brien and performed at venues like The Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, Paris Bercy and The Royal Albert Hall in LondonHe has also recorded on over 70 albums including seven with Lunasa, his acclaimed solo debut “The Raven’s Rock”, “Callan Bridge” with his brother Niall, “On Common Ground” with Kevin Crawford.

“Vallely ticks all the boxes when it comes to the checklist of traits needed to be considered a 21st century traditional music A-lister […] The Armagh man is a superb musician who not only has great technique and style but who has a deep understanding of the roots and emotions of the music he plays.” – Irish News

David Doocey from County Mayo is at the forefront of a younger generation of Irish musicians. He has won several awards for his outstanding fiddle playing including the All-Ireland Fleadh, the first ever World Fleadh fiddle championship in 2005 and the much coveted Feile Oriel trophy. He has toured throughout Asia, Europe, America, Australia and New Zealand, performing on stage with Grada, Michael McGoldrick, Tim O’Brien, Martin Hayes, Dougie MacLean, Dermot Byrne and Sharon Shannon, and as regular guest with the Dave Munnelly Band and Sean & Dolores Keane. Late 2013 saw the release of David’s critically acclaimed first solo album “Changing Time”, described as

“A stunning debut album…” The Irish Music Magazine, “ exemplary debut recording…” The Living Tradition “.

Guitarist, bouzouki player, and singer Alan Murray hails from Glasgow, Scotland, where he grew up playing the whistle and later guitar. Eventually moving to United States, he has established himself as an in-demand performer and teacher on the Irish music scene. He has recorded and performed around the world with many of the finest traditional musicians and acts today, including Lunasa, Eileen Ivers, Scotland’s Battlefield Band, and FourWinds.


Please note: This concert is not an all-ages show - you must be 12 years or older and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Each attendee must purchase a ticket.

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