Albiez-Montrond - Chef-lieu

On stage, Celti'cimes promises a wonderful closing evening with the talented Leonard Barry, one of Ireland's greatest pipers, followed by the sumptuous Shorelines Trio featuring Nuala Kennedy, Tara Breen & Tony Byrne.


A powerhouse trio featuring world renowned singer and flute player Nuala Kennedy with Clare fiddle maestro Tara Breen (The Chieftains) and cutting edge Dublin guitarist Tony Byrne (Danú). Nuala is recognised worldwide as an exceptional interpreter of
traditional song – known for the clarity of her communicative storytelling style as well as for her contemporary compositions. Tara Breen is a gifted multiple all-Ireland winning fiddler and Tony Byrne is noted for his inventive and transcendent guitar style. In high demand as much for their diverse repertoire of song as their virtuosic instrumental skills, this dynamic trio can do it all.

Shorelines is a beautifully recorded, arranged and touching listen, from one of the finest stewards of traditional Irish song * * * * * Songlines

Leonard Barry :
Leonard Barry has been described as one of Ireland's "best pipers, be it solo, duet, and group playing" ( Born in Tralee, Co. Kerry, and now living in Sligo, Leonard started his musical journey on the whistle at the age of eight under the guidance of his uncle Bert O'Brien. Taking up the uilleann pipes in his teens, Leonard's music is influenced by many of the musicians he met in the Munster area (the Sliabh Luachra style), especially in Kerry, whilst also drawing from a vast experience of playing Old Time American music and the various styles within Irish Traditional Music. He has been described as a piper "with an eye for cut-glass detail, he etches out a tune with enviable precision" (The Irish Times).

Leonard has collaborated with John Spillane, Pól Brennan (Clannad), and Luka Bloom, plus guest appearances with many others. In 2002, Leonard released his first solo CD, "Mind the Pipes" (which was co-produced by Declan Synnott of Moving Hearts, Christy Moore), which was described as a "classic debut." It was mentioned in the top ten albums of the year in The Irish Times that year.

In 2003, Leonard took a break from being a full-time musician to pursue a career working with the Dublin Simon Community, an organization that works with the homeless in Dublin City.

In 2013, he came back to full-time music, releasing his second CD entitled "New Road" to critical acclaim. It features some of Ireland’s best musicians, including John Carty, Cathy Jordan, Rick Epping, Seamie O'Dowd, Conor Byrne, Andy Morrow, and Tony Byrne. The recording has been described as: "An underrated sweetly, lyrical gem" 5 Stars – The Sunday Business Post.

Food and refreshments on site: sausage or vegetarian sandwiches, made with local produce.
Regional and organic beers.

Period of opening

Friday 2 August at 6 pm.

Equipment & services

  • Public WC
  • Car park
  • Free car park
  • Pets welcome


Free to participate. A hat will be circulated.
Refreshment bar and sausage and bread sandwiches or Beaufort-tomato-salad and bread 4€.

Languages ​​spoken

  • English English
  • French French
  • Italian Italian

Bons plans

Enjoy the unique atmosphere of Irish sessions every evening in the village bars!

Adapted tourism

  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs




Let's go

Practical information

Place Opinel
73300 Albiez-Montrond
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