September Showcase 2017

Sweet Overtone

Is a music duo based in Clones, Co. Monaghan, where they have only been established in the last year. Made up of Aoife McGuigan’s beautiful vocals accompanied by the very talented Rachael McCabe on piano their sound is simply beautiful. Aoife is originally from Dundee, Scotland and holds a BA Honours degree in Musical Theatre from the University of the West of Scotland. Rachael is a native of Co. Cavan and is the owner of Sound in Motion Music and Art School in Clones town where both ladies work as tutors in their fields.
The girls are currently offering their services at wedding ceremonies and receptions throughout Ireland and have had some amazing feedback from each of the couples they have performed for. Covering a range of genres from traditional to pop and everything in between, they’re talents are a match made in heaven.

Conor Curley

Is a musician from Monaghan who plays guitar and sings backing vocals for Dublin rock and roll band The Fontaines. They have released an single which has got extensive play on Irish radio and the band have toured both the UK and Europe. Conor also writes and performs his own material when not playing with The Fontaines

Seán D McKenna

Is a designer based in Threemilehouse, Monaghan. Seán is a graduate of the Art College at the University of Ulster, York Street, Belfast and the School of Architecture at the University of Limerick.

It was during his time in New York, influenced by a project he was working on for Manhattan based design company, Quirky, that he began working on an idea that would combine his interests of design, culture and engineering.

After returning home, Seán continued to pursue his idea of using technology and 3D printing to design and create custom-made products. He later focused his concept and launched jewellery brand, INNU.

Seen as an antidote to the ostentatious and gaudy, Seán creates pieces that are both primitive and rustic for an emerging culture who value authenticity.

This year, Seán was one of four jewellery designers nominated for the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards, less than a year after launching INNU.

“The interplay between heavy and light, between solid and dynamic, between tension
and compression is expressed through strong, raw metal that supports playful and willowy woven wire. Inspiration is found in nature and geometry, but is usually a combination of both. Using simple geometries, complex forms can be re-imagined, combining natural and organic patterns with technical and industrial structures.

Danielle McCarron

Glaslough native Danielle McCarron has been singing for friends and family for as long as she can remember. Operatically trained Danielle completed Singing Performance with Trinity College London and regularly sings at functions and weddings. She has a Love for all things musical and her influences spread across many genres. The Gershwin Brothers, Nancy Sinatra, Doris Day and good old Rock and Roll permeate Danielle’s Vocals. She will be accompanied by the talented former showcase performer Bronagh McCabe on the night.