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Buttons and Bows

September 16, 2023 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Buttons and Bows emerged in 1983, injecting vibrant colour into Irish traditional music. Comprised of Jackie Daly, Séamus and Manus McGuire, and Garry O’Briain, the band blended their Sligo and Sliabh Luachra roots with influences from Quebecois, Danish, and Shetland music. Their unique approach broke barriers and infused jigs and reels with a touch of magic. They performed at the world premiere of “The Brendan Voyage” and gained acclaim with  three albums, including “Gracenotes.” The band’s music featured in the film “The Good Mother,” and they garnered praise for their polished and exuberant style. Their album “The Return of Spring” won Traditional Album of the Year in The Irish Times / Ticket awards.

Sponsored by: Bill and Denise Whelan


September 16, 2023
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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