The JPTrio & Niamh Farrell

The JPTrio & Niamh Farrell

 Ashburn, Aïn Defla, DZA
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JPTrio & Niamh Farrell entwine world and jazz rhythms with Irish traditional tunes and have created a fresh vibrant sound that is attracting & delighting audiences. Playing wonderful combinations of instruments the trio have crafted new compositions and arrangements with youthful passion and energy.

Biography

JPTrio –Ted Kelly (banjo, tenor guitar and vocals) and Jos Kelly (button accordion, keyboards and vocals), Paddy Hazleton (percussion and vocals), featuring Niamh Farrell on main vocals.

EP: www.soundcloud.com/thejptrio

Music Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zQZwyTKRuk&feature=youtube_gdata_player

The emergence of the JPTrio has lifted heads and hearts in the Irish music scene. Entwining, world and jazz rhythms with Irish traditional tunes has created a new vibrant sound that is attracting & delighting audiences since their debut performance at Sligo Live in 2010. The group’s innovative music has caught the attention of many, in 2011 they were voted a best newcomer band at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections and in March 2013 they shared the stage with Bobby McFerrin at Dublin’s National Concert Hall.

Playing wonderful combinations of instruments the trio have crafted new compositions and arrangements with youthful passion and energy into a show that constantly keeps the listener engaged and exhilarated. Influenced by their native Sligo music tradition the group embrace innovative rhythms from Paddy’s native Uganda with the best of old and new traditional tunes interwoven into a sound which has propelled this group onto the big festival stages. Niamh Farrell on vocals can move effortlessly from Irish traditional to gospel and to contemporary folk genres, giving the audience an eclectic performance of songs delivered by one of the great new voices of Irish singing.
“A great instrumentalist with a lot of innovation and terrific percussion, Niamh Farrell is Versatile and one to watch for I certainly will be!”–Brian Donovan, WGBH (Boston U.S.A)

“The new cutting edge of fused traditional Irish music”- Mairtin O’Connor

"Tá an JPTrio uile chumhactach. Ceoltóirí fíor chumasach atá iontu agus bhain mé sult mhór as a gcuideachta ar an chlár ráidío a rinne siad linn ag féile Celtic Connections in Albain. Cuireann guth álainn, binn, Niamh Farrell go mór leis an phacaiste ceoil seo. Guím gach ráth ar an JPTrio & Niamh Farrell i gcónaí. Ádh Mór"- Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí (Craoltóir le RTÉ Ráidio Na Gaeltachta)

2013 Performance Dates
31/05/13 Bruce MacGregor Northern Roots Festival, Inverness, Scotland
29/06/13 Celtic Fusion, Castlewellan, Down, IRE
14/06/13 Doolin Folk Fest, Clare, IRE
16/08/13 Milwaukee Irish Festival, U.S.A
20/08/13 Chicago, TBC
25/06/13 Boston, TBC

PREVIOUS FESTIVAL APPEARANCES
ELECTRIC PICNIC(2011),
SLIGO LIVE(2010, 2011), CELTIC CONNECTIONS (2011, 2012)
STONEHAVEN FOLK FESTIVAL(2011), CACERES IRISH FLEADH (2011), CELTIC FRINGE FESTIVAL (2011), SPIRIT OF FOLK FESTIVAL (2012), SCHOTS WEEKEND SINGELBEEKSTRAAT (2012), TEMPLE BAR TRAD FEST (2013), ST PATRICKS FESTIVAL DUBLIN (2013), CÉILÍ HOUSE LIVE FROM THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL

PREVIOUS TV & RADIO PERFORMANCES
THE SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW (TV: RTÉ 1, 2012), GEANTRAÍ (TV: TG4 2012), THE FLEADH CHEOIL (TV: RTÉ 1 2012), THE PAT KENNY (Radio: RTÉ 1, 2012), CÉILÍ HOUSE (Radio: RTÉ 1, 2010, 2011, 2012), RÓNÁN BEO (Radio: RTÉ RAIDIÓ NA GAELTACHTA 2012), NEAR FM (Temple Bar Trad Fest 2013)

PREVIOUS SUPPORT GIGS
KAN, MAIRTIN O’CONNOR SEAMIE O’DOWD & CATHAL HAYDEN, BEOGA, TIM EDEY & SEAMUS BEGLEY, MIKE MCGOLDRICK BAND, GERRY O’CONNOR BAND, DERVISH, TEADA, FRANKIE GAVIN & THE NEW DE DANNAN

PREVIOUS COLLABORATIONS
Bobby McFerrin with JPTrio & Niamh Farrell (Bobby McFerrin Meets Ireland) BOBBY MCFERRIN WITH JPTRIO & NIAMH FARRELL (
MICHAEL ROONEY’S BATTLE OF THE BOOKS, MICHAEL ROONEY’S DE CUELLAR SUITE, FIDGET FEET & THE HAWKSWELL THEATRE, RURA

Discography

JPTrio & NIamh Farrell- EP (2010)