The Harrison, Kings Cross
Tuesday 23rd June
Doors 7:30pm, Live Music 8:15pm
Advance tickets £10
ELÍR was formed in Glasgow’s vibrant and eclectic music scene. Featuring Niamh MacKaveney from Scotland (vocals & fiddle), David Lombardi from Italy (fiddle) and Jean Damei from France (guitar), the trio have taken influences from each country to produce a musical landscape rich in colour and layers of sound.
Niamh MacKaveney has recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music Honours degree from The University of Glasgow, studying violin under the tuition of Greg Lawson, and Gaelic song under the guidance of Mairi MacInnes. Whilst studying music at The University of Glasgow, Niamh developed a flare for many different traditional music styles and ways to incorporate them into the medium of Gaelic and traditional Scots song.
Originally from Ardèche in the south of France, Jean developed a love for traditional music as a teenager and moved to Ireland to pursue a Bachelor with Honours in Irish Music and Dance, followed by a Masters in Irish Traditional Music Performance both at the “Irish World Academy of Music and Dance” at the University of Limerick (IRL). Out with ELÍR, Jean can be seen performing with Fourth Moon, Event Horizon and teaching at the Online Academy of Irish Music (OAIM).
David Lombardi began studying the violin at the age of five under the guidance of Maestro Anna Daffunchio and he graduated with honours at the Conservatory of Music “A. Vivaldi” in Alessandria, Italy. His interest in the musical traditions of the Celtic countries led him to Ireland, where he attended a four-year course in traditional Irish music at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in the University of Limerick. Later he moved to Sweden to deepen his knowledge of Scandinavian traditional music and attended a Masters in World Music at the Royal Conservatory in Stockholm. The exploration of various styles of traditional music and the merging of different musical genres has made David a musician with a unique sound and in great demand as a performer, teacher and studio musician