Ciaran Tourish hails from Buncrana in East Co. Donegal. Although Ciaran started playing the tin whistle at an early age, he soon took up the fiddle under the guidance of local legendary fiddler and teacher, Dinny McLaughlin. In addition to his mastery of the dance music tradition, Ciaranʼs quick ear, love of harmony and counterpoint have led to his talent being in demand as a valued collaborator on non-Altan and even non-Irish music projects with a wide range of musicians and singers including Paul Brady, Matt Molloy, Mary Black, Maura OʼConnell, Máirtín OʼConnor, Dolores Keane, Dé Danann and American musicians, Jerry Douglas and Tim OʼBrien. He released his first solo recording “Down the Line” in 2005 featuring guest musicians Arty McGlynn, Paul Brady, Maura OʼConnell, Mick Hanley, Tim OʼBrien, Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas among others.
Catch Ciaran in the intimate venue of Matt Molloy's Yard Bar this July, with special guest Kevin Doherty. Doors open at 8pm and tickets will be available on the door on the night.