Live Music at Cubley Hall Wednesday 6th October 2021
Liam Ó Maonlaí of The Hothouse Flowers solo UK tour. 2nd October to 12th October.
Routes Music are pleased to announce a rare solo appearance tour with Liam Ó Maonlaí, founding member of The Hothouse Flowers. Join Liam as he takes you on a musical journey in a series of intimate settings.
Liam’s foundation in music comes first from his mother and father. Says Liam –“My mother’s people were all piano players. My father could make you cry with a song.” Liam found a path in life when he started playing the indigenous music of his home country. At the age of nine, he found himself in different towns by virtue of the strength of his whistle and bodhrán playing and his later mastery of singing unaccompanied in the traditional old Irish style known as ‘Sean Nós’.
Liam continues: “Our style of singing is about taking the pain of the people, of your neighbours and yourself, and making beauty out of it to get you through. Blues is also this. I play to soothe myself first. When I reach that feeling, that feeling travels with me of its own free will”
His traditional music continues to take a place at the heart of these shows, but he is also a lover of blues, soul, gospel, country, rock, and folk. Most of which may be captured in these intimate live shows. Special guest on the tour will be respected flautist Jacquelyn Hynes and the tour support band will be York based trio White Sail.