O’Connell House, 58 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 – 22nd April 2018 4.30pm

Fresh from their recent critically acclaimed concert at The National Concert Hall of Ireland, The Moorings are delighted to be performing at O’Connell House, on 22nd April.

A host of wonderful Irish musicians, led by Simon Morgan, and with Special guest, Lisa Lambe, join us to celebrate the wordsmith and bard Thomas Moore and the old Irish airs he rejuvenated. THOMAS MOORE – REAWAKENED will be an unforgettable afternoon of music.

Staying true to the words of Thomas Moore, The Moorings have reimagined Moore’s Melodies with beautiful simple arrangements interspersed with Salsa, Jazz, and Eastern European influences, reflecting a modern international Ireland.

The Moorings are magnificent musicians Simon Morgan, Karl Nesbitt, and Drazen Derek who will be joined by renowned artists Myles Drennan, on piano, and internationally acclaimed singer Lisa Lambe.

Don’t miss this unique gathering of musicians as they perform Oft In The Stilly Night, Oh! Breathe Not His Name, Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms. Many other favourites will be interspersed with Melodies rarely, if ever heard, in the past century.

The concert setting, in the drawing room of Daniel O’Connell’s grand Georgian House, is just the setting in which these beautiful airs would first have been heard, and we hope that you can join us.


Feature Musicians in “The Moorings”:


Simon Morgan:
One of the country’s most versatile singers, Simon has had leading roles in Award winning Irish Operas, had a number one album, with “I’ll be seeing you”, performed at the first ever Irish Night at The BBC Proms in The Royal Albert Hall, and toured globally as a soloist and with numerous ensembles including The Three Irish Tenors, Anuna, and Druid.


Drazen Derek:
Originally from Croatia, Drazen is the foremost World music and Jazz guitarist in Ireland; living in Ireland for the past 20 years, in that time he formed the Café Orchestra, played with Ravi Shankar, Carlos Nunez, Harry Allen, and The Chieftans, among many others. He plays with all the top Jazz ensembles in the country.


Karl Nesbitt:
A versatile musician, playing Bazouki, Flute and Bodhran, Karl has performed all over the world, including renowned European Music Festivals, Celtic Connections (Scotland), Festival Interceltique (Brittany), Dranouter (Belgium), and Folkest (Italy).


Myles Drennan:
Myles is a key figure on the Irish jazz scene, both as a pianist and drummer. He had a famed association with world renowned Irish guitarist Louis Stewart, performing with him every Thursday at JJ Smyth’s (with Ritchie and Hugh Buckley). Myles has performed with many visiting American and European artists such as Scott Hamilton, Herb Geller and many others.


Also joining The Moorings will be special guest Lisa Lambe!


Lisa Lambe:
Described by The Irish Times as “The finest singer and actress of her generation” Lisa is one of Ireland’s most sought after performers both at home and overseas. Lisa has recently signed a three album solo record deal in Los Angeles, with recent performances including Glastonbury, Radio City New York, The Tokyo Dome, and Red Rocks Colorado.

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