Musical adventure with Nomadic Project at Middlethird Farm


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

Musical adventure with Nomadic Project at Middlethird Farm Musical adventure with Nomadic Project at Middlethird Farm

The Nomadic Piano Project, fronted by pianist and trumpet player Antoni O’Breskey, will be performing at Middlethird Social Farm, in Maree, three kilometres from Oranmore Village on Sunday, May 11, at 7.30pm. This is one of just four Irish dates in the group’s spring tour.

The Nomadic Piano Project also features Antoni’s daughter Consuelo Nerea Breschi on bodhrán and fiddle, and Dubliner Paddy ‘Paahto’ Cummins on mandolin and banjo.

The aim of the Nomadic Piano Project is to bring audiences on a musical journey where jazz, blues and classical styles meet other traditions, especially from particularly Irish and Gipsy music.

The Middlethird Farm concert will feature original compositions and reworked versions of well-known pieces, woven together by the Nomadic Piano Project.

Italian-born piano maestro, trumpet player and educator, Antoni O’Breskey has been working on this project for years, bringing together performers from different traditions and cultures to create an extraordinary range of music.

In the process he has recorded a 35-CD catalogue, known as the Nomadic Piano Collection, which features the likes of Ronnie Drew (The Dubliners), Máirtín O’Connor (De Dannan), Cathy Jordan (Dervish), Antonio Carmona of the Spanish group Ketama and José Seves from Chilean group Inti-Illimani.

The Irish Echo has described O’Breskey’s work as ‘pure sonic reverie’  while the Irish Times deemed it ‘mesmerising’.

This concert on May 11 is the latest in a series of monthly events, known as Soundwaves, being held in the Glasshouse at Middlethird Social Farm.

Soundwaves started in March with a performance by Ronan Ó Snodaigh and Myles O’Reilly, and the aim of the family-friendly series is to create a safe, social space on the 11-acre organic farm where people of all ages can enjoy live music and other events. The projects has received funding from Galway County Council and there will be different events on a monthly basis until September.

Tickets for the Nomadic Piano Project on Sunday, May 11, at 7.30pm, can be found on Eventbrite by searching for Middlethird Social Farm or at:

More information on the farm from

Pictured: Antoni O’ Breskey with his daughter Consuelo Nerea Breschi who plays bodhrán and fiddle with the group.



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