02 Jul. - 03 Sep. 2017

Informal Music Afternoon: Above and Below the Tide and Sligo Baroque Orchestra

1pm Sunday August 6th
Admission €5 – children free


‘Above and Below the Tide’ was formed in Sligo in 2014 to play some original compositions on an album of the same name. The group played some well received gigs promoting the album and developing a unique sound blending many influences including folk, trad, classical, world music and rock. All the members bring years of experience of playing in a wide range of bands and disciplines but in ‘Above and Below the Tide’ are attempting to create a new sound through the compositions. We will be showcasing new material we will be recording for a new album in the coming months. Dave McLoughlin plays bouzouki, vocals and guitar. Anna Houston of ‘No crows’ is on cello and mandolin displaying her virtuosity in a variety of styles. Collette Sheerin plays flute and main vocals has several solo albums under her belt and has her own band ‘The Candles’. Bernard Tohill plays guitar and also plays in several bands including ‘The Blowings’. Ray Coen plays fiddle and electric guitar and is also a member of ‘No Crows’. He has released much of his own material and has written several compositions for the band.

‘Above and Below the Tide’ has received airplay on RTE 1, Lyric FM and several other radio stations. The band had a break in the past year recording and writing new material. ABT will be playing new cinematic themed music and trad tinged with metal influences and other eclectic pieces.

Sligo Baroque Orchestra was founded over twenty five years ago and performs largely music from the 17th and 18th Centuries. On Sunday they will play a suite by Johann Friedrich Fasch, an Quadro by Johann Molter and a Divertimento by (probably) J.C. Bach – a piece of such grace and elegance that any 18th century composer would be pleased to claim authorship, and which will delight the ears of any 21st century audience…

We hope to see you there