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Note Productions presents

Seán Mac Erlaine with Unni Løvlid

Music Room at Christchurch Cathedral
Friday 27th May 8.30pm
Tickets: €18 a/v from www.tickets.ie

Seán Mac Erlaine

Seán Mac Erlaine

“When Note Productions first approached and asked me to handpick some of my favourite musicians to play in duo with it didn’t take long to accept. It is the stuff of dreams to be in such a position. Duos are special: the balance between the two musicians, the clarity of hearing each performer, the nimbleness of response all excite me.

It’s not exactly on purpose that the first two guests in this duo series are from Norway. Although unguided by geography, the Norwegian scene, to me, has always stood as a blueprint for how to use the old music and refocus it through a contemporary lens. Eivind Aarset and Unni Løvlid are two musicians at the forefront of that practice. I’m interested to see how I can bring some of my sound to theirs. To sidle up to your heroes and try to make musical sense can be dangerous. And I do like a little danger when making music.”

Biography

Seán Mac Erlaine is a Dublin-based woodwind instrumentalist, composer and music producer, recognised as one of Ireland's most forward-thinking creative musicians. Seán's works intersects folk, free improvisation, jazz and traditional music. He also collaborates with a range of non-musical artists particularly in theatre and radio.

Seán maintains a busy performance schedule in Ireland and internationally working with a hugely diverse range of musicians and artists reflecting his own versatility and interest in cross- platform work. He holds a practice-based PhD centered on solo performance with live electronics. Fascinated by performance and movement, he is also a qualified, practicing teacher of Alexander Technique in Dublin.

Unni Løvlid

Unni Løvlid

The voice of the west-coast of Norway. UNNI LØVLID is the national champ in vocal folk music. Unni has been taught folk music by several authorities in Hornindal, among others Marta Seljeset Frøland. Unni is full time freelance performer and teaches at the Norwegian State Academy of music. She is also known for her projects within contemporary music and is not afraid of doing what she really believes in. Unni Løvlid has received several awards for her work with the folk song and contemporary music. She was the first person to receive the prize “Musician of the year” in 2006. She made her CD solo debut "So ro liten tull" in 1999. In 2005 she released another solo album called “VITA”, recorded in Tomba Emmanuelle. In 2008 RITE arrived, and in 2013 LUX. In November 2016 she'll released her fifth solo album. Among the countries she has toured in is Europe, America, China, India, Vietnam, Japan, Bangladesh, Canada and Tanzania. She's worked with musicians as Håkon Thelin, Garth Knox, Frode Haltli, EVA-quartet and Sam Lee. This will be her first visit to Dublin

"Løvlid's voice is pure and direct, completely at ease with all the changing moods."
- Fiona Talkington, Songlines

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Music Room at Christchurch Cathedral
Friday 27th May 8.30pm
Tickets: €18 a/v from www.tickets.ie

N.B. Venue Accessible by Stairs Only

The autumn schedule for the duo series will be announced later this spring.