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Music, Sat 20 Oct 2018

Buttons and Bows in Concert

Buttons and Bows in Concert


First formed in 1983, this influential foursome - made up of Jackie Daly, Séamus and Manus McGuire and Garry O’Briain - began its days with sessions in Kinvara, Co Galway, fuelled by a shared taste for musical adventure. Born in County Sligo, Manus & Séamus Maguire grew up in a rich musical environment in the North West of Ireland. 

With their roots firmly planted in their beloved Irish traditional music, Buttons & Bows was ready to experiment with graceful Quebecois waltzes, lively Danish quadrilles and achingly beautiful Shetland airs. Barriers were broken, energy and humour abounded, jigs and reels were given a new dusting of magic. 

Because of the band’s connection with the folk music of Canada, they were invited to perform as the opening act at the 1983 world premiere of The Brendan Voyage (composed by Shaun Davey and performed by Liam O’Flynn and the RTE Symphony orchestra) at the National Concert Hall, Dublin. 

Four albums later and with tours of the US and Canada, they were received enthusiastically by critics and audiences. Their music was featured in the Disney/Touchstone film, “The Good Mother” (1988) starring Liam Neeson and Diane Keaton. The Wall Street journal described their music as “polished and exuberant”. Music archivist Jackie Small spoke of the band’s “happy juxtaposition of many different moods, from relaxed and mellifluous to biting and humorous”.

On-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

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Dates Times
Sat 20 Oct 2018 19:30 to 00:00


£PWYF (Pay What You Feel)

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Irish Arts Foundation


31 Potternewton Lane,
Chapel Allerton,



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Map reference: SE 306365  Lat: 53.82473 Long: -1.53614

By Public Transport:

You can catch Buses no 2,3 or 3a from Leeds city centre, the bus stop is located opposite the Grand Theatre on New Briggate. The service runs frequently during the day with buses approximately every ten minutes.

You will need the stop at Chapel Allerton Hospital. A short walk further up is Potternewton Lane on your left. Once on Potternewton Lane, Inkwell is only a very short walk away and located, again, on your left.


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