The Diviners & Greenshine

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Ticket Type: General Admission Sales End: 21-Nov-2019 23:30 Cost: €15.00 No. Required: Expired

Event Description


Both acts played a fantastic set to a delighted audience at this years Doolin Folk Festival and we are thrilled to have them back on The White Horse Sessions stage this Autumn.



Blending invention with tradition, new compositions with old, THE DIVINERS are an innovative traditional music act. As an ensemble they work from the premise that traditional folk music is both relevant and necessary - a living archive, it contemporizes our relationship to the past in a process of composing its future. Singing and playing a range of instruments - including uilleann pipes, bouzouki, whistles, flute, guitar, bodhrán, shruti box and harmonica - the live repertoire reflects THE DIVINERS diversity.

Works collected from the Irish canon, selections from various traditions, newly composed songs and tunes - all combine to offer an experience of the folk tradition that evokes a sense of passion for where we are now.

Native to Cork City, THE DIVINERS locate their music in the space between locality and universality. In the search for shared experience, traditional music finds common ground.



A Cork based family trio comprising Noel Shine, Mary Greene and their daughter Ellie. Their material straddles the boundaries of contemporary, folk and roots and includes many self-penned songs. Their fast picking and close harmonies are a treat to the ear. Noel is a multi-instrumentalist, turning his hand to guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, bouzouki and traditional whistle and this musical dexterity had seen him much in demand as a session and band player by artists as diverse as The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem and funk and soul legends The Republic of Loose amongst many others. Mary brings rhythm guitar to the mix and her voice is a wonderfully versatile instrument. She has added her talents to the albums of Christy Moore, John Spillane, Mick Hanly and Frances Black as well as cult psychedelic outfit Dr. Strangely Strange. As a duo, Noel and Mary have released 3 critically acclaimed albums to date ~ The Land You Love the Best (placed no. 3 in The Irish Times Folk albums of the year of its release), Unspoken Lines (described as ‘The heart and soul of folk music, coming from a deeper well…,’ by John Spillane) while Mary’s solo, Sea of Hearts, earned an impressive 8 out of 10 in Hot Press.

Ellie Shine grew up surrounded by music and has been performing in concerts and festivals since the age of 13 including an appearance with GREENSHINE for President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina at The Abbey Theatre. Despite her tender years,  Ellie has featured on 4 recordings to date.  She enjoys singing songs of all genres and has a special place in her heart reserved for good contemporary songwriting. She accompanies herself on the ukulele.

In 2013 Ellie joined the band officially and GREENSHINE was born. The trio released their first album of the same name which counted Christy Moore and Sharon Shannon amongst its fans.  The Summer of 2016 saw the release of the single and second album The Girl in the Lavender Dress to huge airplay and acclaim and copper fastened Ellie's place as one of the most exciting young singers to Spring up in Ireland for many years. GREENSHINE'S new single SHADOWLAND is set to continue the rise of GREENSHINE. 

ollowing on from the success of their song and album       

The Girl in the Lavender Dress,  Shadowland is the latest single from Cork based trio Greenshine. It is a song for the times in which we live - a plea for a fair chance in life from a decent, ordinary person who is far from home. The world is in disarray. People are fearful and losing sight of humanity and kindness in the general melee. Shadowland is an attempt to get people to remember the kindness that comes naturally to the vast majority of us all. On this track Ellie Shine and Mary Greene share lead vocals. It also features the third member of the trio, multi - instrumentalist Noel Shine, Martin Leahy on drums and Cormac O hAodáin of The RTE Concert Orchestra on French horn.

 " It's lovely - tasty horn and really nice writing and performance.'' Jim Lockhart Horslips

Reflective, poignant and beautiful track from Greenshine It's very moving," Julie Ward,Imagine Arts Fest

  "One of my favourite songs of the year,"   Fiachna O Braoináin Hothouse Flowers

"One of the most creative things to come out of Ireland for quite a while"    Aonghus McAnally 


Start Date/Time:
Thu, 21 Nov, 2019 20:00

End Date/Time:
Thu, 21 Nov, 2019 23:30


The White Horse Sessions, Kennys Bar, Lahinch.


Event ID: 20914