Saturday 24 October Alannah Thornburg Harp Workshop Advanced 11.45am
Sunday 25 October Concert 8pm
Alannah Thornburg, Fiacra Meek and Ryan McAuley are the multi-award winning trio Alfi. They combine traditional Irish and Appalachian music and song to produce a unique and tasteful sound. Their music features an unusual line-up of harp, five string banjo and Uilleann pipes. Alfi were nominated as Best Emerging Artist at the 2019 RTE Folk Awards. The Dublin-based trio have been crowned winners of the prestigious Molloy Awards at the Trip to Birmingham TradFest and the Caoimhin O Dochartaigh Award at Imbolc International Music Festival. In May 2019, Alfi released their debut EP Wolves in the Woods to great critical acclaim, following the release with a successful tour around Ireland and the UK. Their music and vocals have been described as “mind-blowing magic” and “powerful” by The Bluegrass Situation and Ruth Smith (Simply Folk) respectively. Alfi are now working on their debut album, to be released in 2021.