Clarke's Bar & Restaurant, Boyle, Co. Roscommon

Patrick Street
Co. Roscommon

Mossie Martin & John Blake


Fiddle player Mossie Martin hails from Derrynacoosan near the village of Keadue in north Roscommon. His style is rooted in the North Connaught tradition and he performs regularly with the Dartry Ceili Band as well as collaborating with other traditional artists including Draíocht (June McCormack & Michael Rooney), Leonard Barry, Sean & Noelle Carroll, Bernard Flaherty & Donal O’Connor. A tutor of the Drumshanbo Traditional Irish Music PLC course, Mossie has been performing and teaching traditional music for almost two decades and has recorded several times with the Dartry Ceili Band, Lúnasa and Dervish.

He will be accompanied by John Blake on guitar and piano, a musician who has been at the forefront of traditional Irish music for many years both as accompanist and recording engineer. John has had a hand in countless albums including recordings by Brian Rooney, Teada, Harry Bradley, Jesse Smith, The Kane Sisters and Padraic O’Reilly. Join them as they launch Mossie’s new album, ‘The Humours of Derrynacoosan’, in which he explores old favourites and new compositions of North Connaught musicians.

Over 18s only