Levitt AMP Music Series: Cloigheann | Turlach Boylan & Davey Mathias
Aug 17, 2018 - Friday / Share

In partnership with the Berea Celtic Festival: Cloigheann (pronounced klog-in) is a one-of-a-kind traditional Irish and bluegrass music ensemble from Louisville, Ky.

The Levitt AMP Berea Music Series is a family-friendly community block party! Featuring national, regional, and local live music and performance art, handmade arts and crafts vendors, Kentucky Proud local foods, performance art, children’s activities, and a family fun atmosphere.

Presented by the Berea Arts Council, First Friday Berea, Berea Tourism & Berea College Entrepreneurship for the Public Good, including sponsorships from MACED and Mountain Tech Media.

For more information and to learn how to get involved, go to firstfridayberea.com.

Location: Artisan Village
Address: Artist Circle
Times: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Performing together for more than 25 years, they deliver a delightful mix of original compositions and traditional Irish reels, jigs, aires, songs and more.

Incorporating flutes, fiddles, whistles, mandolins and even bones into their infectious music, the band have performed at Irish and Bluegrass festivals across the country, as well as on renowned television and radio shows. Be sure to put on your dancing shoes because there’s no way you won’t be dancing a jig by night’s end.


Turlach Boylan & Davey Mathias

Davey Mathias is literally a guitarist’s guitarist. He has often performed with fiddler Randal Bays, himself a highly respected Irish music guitarist. Randal says “It’s hard to imagine a better guitarist partner..” Davey accompanies Irish music with an uncommon warmth and sensitivity. From his early days as a punk rocker, passion for honesty and authenticity led him to traditional music. Davey still plays the instrument he annexed from his mother during his teenage years. No stranger to stereotype, Davey lives with his wife Andi in the deep South in a clapboard house with a porch, hound dogs and a cooler full of beer.

Turlach Boylan was once cryptically introduced onstage as “a musician’s musician”. Ignoring the character flaws this might imply, fellow musicians have described his playing as “elegant”, “thoughtful”, “lush”, “playful”. He learned his music standing in the Culleybackey kitchen of County Antrim flute master John Kennedy, kickstarting a lifelong pursuit of the elusive musical quality ‘Lift’. After spending seventeen years in Texas unsuccessfully acquiring an accent, Turlach now lives in Kansas in a home filled with dogs, cats, children and recordings of Irish music.


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