Liam O’Flynn

ONE of the biggest names in Irish traditional music performs a special concert at the Masters of Tradition in Bantry on Thursday, August 16th, 10-years after appearing at the first festival.

Uilleann piper Liam O’Flynn formed Planxty with Donal Lunny, Christy Moore and Andy Irvine and has made over 50 recordings.

He appeared internationally in Shaun Davey’s The Brendan Voyage and was Tg4 Traditional Musician of the Year in 2007.

He makes an eagerly awaited return to the Masters of Tradition for a performance in St Brendan’s Church alongside guitarist Steve Cooney, singer John Flanagan and husband and wife duo Michael Rooney and June McCormack.

Artistic Director Martin Hayes said, “Liam’s performance the first year was something that people talked about a lot.

“Not only is he a great musician, a wonderful performer of solo pipes, but he’s also able to create something special on stage.”

Tickets are priced €13 – €29 and available from or from the West Cork Music office at 027 52788.