Sunday 18th September, Copper Coast Geopark Centre, Bunmahon, 8 p.m.
The 2016 Comeraghs Wild Festival draws to a fitting close on a very high note with a concert featuring Moylan Brunnock, well-known vocalist from the Voice of Ireland competition, and Daniel Kearney, classical pianist, at the Copper Coast Geopark Centre in Bunmahon at 8 p.m.
Moylan Brunnock is a student in St Pat’s in Dublin where she is pursuing her primary teaching education and training. She is a most accomplished vocalist and also plays a large range of musical instruments. She enlivened last year’s Voice of Ireland with her wonderful vocals but also charmed audiences and judges alike with her demeanour and personality. Though a native of Abbeyside, the Brunnock Family are true and trusted Comeragh folk hailing from the heart of the mountains in Rathgormack.
Daniel Kearney is also an Abbyside resident but equally comes originally from the foothills of the Waterford mountains - in his case, mind you, as a Ballyduff native, the Knockmealdown Mountains. He began primarily as a self taught pianist and then went on to study with some of Ireland’s finest teachers including Jan Cap in the Cork School of Music, John O’Conor in the Royal Irish Academy of Music and is currently studying with Finghin Collins. Daniel has performed in many venues around Ireland including the National Concert Hall, the RDS, Freemasons Hall, The Odyssey Arena, and aboard the Dunbrody Famine ship at the opening of the New Ross Piano Festival. Most recently Daniel won the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland’s soloist competition and has performed to almost 40,000 people around Ireland on his tour performing with the orchestra.