ASHEVILLE NC – Innovative, yet true to its traditional Irish roots, FullSet performs its unique and stunning sound at Diana Wortham Theatre on February 28, 2013 at 8:00p.m. The group was named Ireland’s 2012 New Group of the Year (Live Ireland Music Awards) and its 2012 Best New Band (Irish American News Music Awards). With formidable talent, FullSet explores its traditional Irish roots and infuses them with youthful verve. FullSet’s performance at Diana Wortham Theatre is presented in partnership with The Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College.
FullSet’s debut album Notes At Liberty (2011) was met with critical praise, and earned the group a comparison to Irish music supergroups including Danú and Altan. To date FullSet has performed at various festivals and venues across Europe including the Kann al Loar folk festival in Landerneau, Brittany, and also the Festival Interceltique de Lorient. The band has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in folk and world music including Moya Brennan, Fred Morrison, Lúnasa, and Carlos Núnez.
FullSet is comprised of six musicians at the top of their game. Janine Redmond (button accordion) has achieved numerous solo All-Ireland titles in accordion and melodeon, and maintains a traditional style that is becoming ever-rarer. Seán McCarthy (uilleann pipes, whistles) began playing the uilleann pipes at age nine and has been awarded the All-Ireland uilleann pipes title on six separate occasions. Michael Harrison (fiddle) has toured extensively around the world and is a three-time All-Ireland fiddle champion in both underage and senior competitions. Eamonn Moloney (bodhrán) has performed on the Irish music circuit with musicians including The Chieftains and Cathy Jordan. He is a graduate of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick. Andrew Meaney (guitar) is a primarily self-taught guitar player with a unique and powerful style, who has been featured in many Irish festivals and broadcasts. Teresa Horgan (vocals, flute) has performed and toured in countries across the world and performed in musical productions including the Galway-based music and dance show “Music at the Crossroads.” Together these talented individuals join forces at FullSet, to the delight of audiences worldwide.
FullSet’s Asheville performance is presented in partnership with The Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College and is made possible by Celtic Series Sponsors Don & Nancy Ackermann Cole, with additional support from Media Sponsor 98.1The River.
The Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place is located in the same complex as the Asheville Art Museum and the Colburn Earth Science Museum and is within walking distance of many shops and restaurants. The intimate theatre seats just over 500 and boasts exceptional acoustics and sightlines, making it the premier performance space in all of Western North Carolina. The Mainstage Series is supported by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency. The Mainstage Series 2012/2013 Season Sponsors are the Asheville Citizen-Times, Creative Energy, Laurey’s Catering and Gourmet-to-go, the North Carolina Arts Council, and Asheville Renaissance Hotel. To obtain more information on the Mainstage Series or to purchase tickets, call the theatre’s box office at (828) 257-4530 or visit www.dwtheatre.com.