Mary Black will launch the Album "The Plains of Kildare" which is the second album from Peter Byrne and Conor Mahony. It is an homage to all the music that has inspired both men over their lifetimes. The songs are some of the most requested from their live performances. The resulting album is like a cocktail of some of the best Irish, British and American folk songs ever written, suffused with a lively impressionistic sensibility. Mary Black will launch the album.
From Drimnagh in Dublin, Peter Byrne had been floating around the Dublin Folk scene since the early seventies, frequenting various music clubs, such as the Meeting Place, and Mother redcaps Tavern, where he, along with his wife Eilish Moore, ran a Folk Club every Saturday night for over ten years. Peter’s demeanor is that of a quiet, modest man who just loved listening to music and song, and would sing the odd song, when asked. However, the reaction to his voice and delivery of the song always enthralled the listeners. It was in later years, after his early retirement from CIE (where he worked for over forty years), that he met acclaimed Newbridge musician Conor Mahony, that something just clicked.
Conor Mahony has been playing classical guitar since childhood but is also equally fond of playing Traditional and Roots music. A singer and songwriter himself, his intricate delicate guitar arrangements are quite impressionistic and are tailored to perfectly enhance each song.