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Young Scottish virtuosos set for Dundalk Gaol gig this week

Amini Morris
Mohsen Amini and Benedict Morris.

Oriel Centre at Dundalk Gaol will host two of Scotland’s most excited and heralded young of traditional and folk music on Tuesday when Moshen Amini and Benedict Morris visit the venue as part of the Gaol Sessions series.

Amini and Morris, both from Glasgow, are recent winners of some of the BBC’s most prestigious music awards. Amini is the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year – the youngest ever performer to win the accolade – while Morris won BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year last year.

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Boasted by the Herald as a ‘Virtuoso’ and by BBC Scotland as a ‘Force of Nature’, Amini is a leading voice on the music scene today.

In 2014, he co-founded the multi-award-winning trio Talisk, who after only two months of formation won a Danny Kyle award at Celtic Connections and shortly after won a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. Mohsen has gigged and toured with some of the top names in the scene, been named in the Daily Record ‘Young Scot of the Year’, named in The List’s Hot 100 and became the first ever musician to be nominated as ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ at the 2016 MG Alba Trad Awards.

Morris is one of the finest fiddle players in Scotland and is already making a huge impact on the traditional music scene.He was joined Talisk on their UK Tour of 2019 and performed with Ímar at one of Europe’s biggest folk festivals Tønder in August 2018 as well as playing to a sell out audience in Dublin’s 3 Arena at the beginning of that year.

The concert takes places on Tuesday February 18 at 8pm. Tickets cost €10 (adult) and €5 (child). Tickets are available by clicking here or in person at the Oriel Centre.

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