Music on The Farm (Oct)


Cornstown House

As well as being a working farm we also love opening our gates and holding a range of family friendly events. We run a full series of events all year round right here on our farm and grounds. From Spring to Christmas, there’s always something to see!

Join us on Sunday, 1st October at 3pm for an afternoon of entertainment.

This month we are pleased to welcome Scott Flanigan, a jazz pianist from Belfast. Accompanied by ‘The Martins’ – Jaymee, Ryan and Kayla Martin, a trio of traditional musicians from County Louth.


About Scott Flanigan

Hailing from Belfast, Scott Flanigan is one of the foremost keyboard players on the Irish jazz scene. Scott has shared a stage with the likes of Van Morrison and the Ulster Orchestra, along with jazz heavyweights Rob Luft, Ant Law, Jim Mullen, Jean Toussaint and Dave O’Higgins, and is a recent nominee at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Scott is also a recognised composer, with recent commissions from Moving On Music and the PRS Foundation, and runs the popular Scott’s Jazz Club, a weekly jazz club in East Belfast bringing the best of Irish jazz to local audiences.

Equally at home in academia as well as the bandstand, Scott received his BMus degree from Ulster University and his MMus in Jazz Performance from Dublin Institute of Technology. Scott has just completed his Ph.D in Jazz Performance at Ulster University, where he researched innovative learning methods for artist-level jazz musicians.

Scott is also in demand as a teacher of jazz harmony and improvisation, lecturing in jazz piano at Cork School of Music, Dublin City University and at Queens University Belfast, alongside a busy teaching schedule both online and at home in Belfast.

“Elegant and technically assured” –

“A mix of intelligent original compositions and deftly re-arranged standards” – Irish Times

“Subtle, sensitive and powerful” – Sligo Jazz Project

“Alluring pianism” – Jazzwise


About the Martins
Ages: Jaymee 14, Ryan 12.5, Kayla 11
Their musical journey began when they were five and six years old, all starting with the tin whistle and Irish Harp and later moving onto play the fiddle. Each challenging themselves with their own individual instrument, Jaymee -Concertina, Kayla, Uilleann Pipes and Ryan starting the flute this year. They also dance a step or two.

Their musical ability has been recognised and rewarded over the years, by winning many County, Provincial and All Ireland Medals through Ceoltas.

They have been given great opportunities through their local CCE Branch, Harp Ireland, Cairde Na Cruite, Cornstown House, Celtic Springs and Lisnawilly House, by being invited to perform as soloists, family trios, Grúpaí cheoils and ensembles, both nationally and internationally, including the Fleadh Cheoil Gig Rigs and on Fleadh TV in both Drogheda and Mullingar. They are all members of Music Generation Ireland Harp Collective, who were invited to perform newly composed music by Michael Rooney at the World Harp Congress in Cardiff in 2022, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Collins Barrack’s, Dublin 2022, Liberty Hall, Dublin 2022 and more recently at St. Patrick’s Day weekend celebrations in Waterford and The Edinburgh International Harp Festival in April last.

Music on The Farm (Oct)


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