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Traditional Irish music lives, and it is constantly further developing itself, it is rediscovered again and again, and it is always enlivened with fresh new elements, it is moreover, immensely popular. Midnight Court exemplifies this synthesis. Aaron Shirlow, Bernd Lüdtke and Noel Minogue have, through their different origins, individual musical experiences and merits, moulded a progressive, innovative, musical unit.


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Midnight Court stand for a powerful, brilliant sound, with a fresh original performance, a dynamic “Live-Act” in a special-class of its own.

Midnight Court Highlights:


  • Producing, composing and publishing three studio CD's, "Half Moon", "Ear to the ground" and "Ring the bell...Run like hell".
  • Solo Tours through Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Poland and U.S.A.
  • Participation in the Celtic Halloween Tour and St.Patrick's Day Tour together with different Bands through Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
  • Invitations to perform at the mega Irish music festivals in Pittsburgh and West Palm Beach in the U.S.A.
  • Writing the soundtrack for the modern Ballet production "Celtic Touch" in collabaration with the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Germany, which was presented and - performed in Ireland and Germany.
  • Musically represented Ireland for six years at the "International Green Week" in Berlin, Germany.
  • Concert at the official opening of the "International Berlin Film Festival".
  • Representing Ireland as the opening band at the World Exibition "EXPO 2000".
  • Support act for Emmy Lou Harris at the renowned mega music festival in Zoppot, Poland, that was transmitted live in Polish National Television.
  • Toured nationally through Germany as live band for the Irish Step and Modern Dance show "Celtic Life", together with dancers from "Riverdance" and "Lord of the Dance".
  • Composed and produced with Brian O'Connor the soundtrack for "Irish Soul", a neo classic Ballet production from the National Theater of Wiesbaden in Hessen, Germany.
  • Television and Radio performances.