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Participants: Mary Bergin

Mary Bergin

Mary Bergin was recently referred to by the Irish Times as “Just about the best Tin Whistle player this century”, her playing has also been described as a “dazzling combination of technique and passion”. Mary has toured extensively in Europe, America and Australia playing in concerts and festivals, and giving workshops and seminars. Her first solo album, Feadóga Stáin (1979), holds its place as a classic in latter-day traditional music. Her second, which was released in 1992, is said to have “Biblical status” with fans of Celtic music.  In 2000, Mary was given the ‘Traditional Musician of the Year’ award.

StAnza 2010 Events:

Wed 17 March | St Patrick’s Night Celebration
A performance of Irish poetry & music: traditional/baroque trio Dordán with poets Matthew Sweeney and Moya Cannon
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium

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