Úna Ní Fhlannagáin
Saturday 24 October Children’s Storytelling 10am
Úna Ní Fhlannagáin is an award-winning harper-composer and singer from Co. Galway. An instrumentalist of verve and imagination, she is rooted in diverse musical influences including the dance music tradition of North Clare, the sean-nós singing style of Maigh Seola, the American post-minimalists and free jazz. She has performed her wildly energetic jigs and reels, delicate hornpipes and emotive slow airs throughout Europe, North America and the Middle East. While studying for a first-class honours university degree, she branched into jazz and contemporary music, studying and performing with legendary free jazz musician Anthony Braxton. More recent achievements include a commission by the World Harp Congress and a composition published by Cairde na Cruite. She has performed her own compositions worldwide including a performance with Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin. Úna strives to mine the richness of her native tradition, explore the potential of her instrument, and respectfully engage with other genres.