Hanly, McGlynn and Casey in Murphy’s

Mick Hanly and Arty McGlynn, accompanied by violinist Nollaig Casey, are coming to Murphy’s Bar, Thomastown for a night of music and song on October 15 at 9pm.

Mick Hanly and Arty McGlynn, accompanied by violinist Nollaig Casey, are coming to Murphy’s Bar, Thomastown for a night of music and song on October 15 at 9pm.

Although best known for his massive hit Past the Point of Rescue, Mick has been writing songs and playing live for decades. Over the years Mick has been at the forefront of marrying contemporary guitar styles with Irish traditional music and song, while retaining his love for country music.

A native of Omagh, Co Tyrone, Arty has been a professional musician since the age of 15 and his first solo album, McGlynn’s Fancy, has been hailed as a classic in the traditional music world. Arty’s sense of rhythm and harmony are the driving forces behind his essential contribution to the development of traditional Irish music since the late 1970s.

Nollaig began her professional career as a player with the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra before joining Planxty in 1980. In recent years she has recorded and toured with musicians including Donal Lunney, Moving Hearts, Liam O’Flynn, Mary Black and Elvis Costello.