Iarla Ó Lionáird & Steve Cooney

Iarla Ó Lionáird & Steve Cooney

Féile An Droichead 2018

23/8/2018

Ionad/Venue: The Lyric Theatre, (The Naughton Studio) 

Doirse/Doors: 7 .45pm

Ticéid/Tickets: £15  

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Tá An Droichead thar a bheith sásta Féile na bliana seo a oscailt leis an bheirt mháistir seo Ó Lionáird  & Cooney.

Renowned two-time Grammy nominee Iarla Ó Lionáird is best known for his unmistakable voice  and distinctive sean nós style as part of the  stunningly successful group The Gloaming. Born and bred in Cúil Aodha, in the West Cork Gaeltacht, with Seán Ó Riada as neighbour and an indisputable early influence. Twice Grammy nominated, Ó Lionáird has worked with a stellar cast of composers internationally. His unique singing style has carried him to stages and concert halls all over the world, from New York's Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House and beyond and the silver screen also, with film credits extending from 'The Gangs of New York' to 'Hotel Rwanda' and most recently as featured singer in the film 'Brooklyn' starring  Saoirse Ronan.

Steve Cooney has been described by the Irish Times as a 'musical polymath' and is best known for his development of an influential style of guitar accompaniment to traditional Irish dance music, for which he won the National Entertainment Award in 1997. He came to Ireland from Australia in 1980 and maintains his connections with the Aboriginal culture there, into which he was initiated. Seamus Heaney wrote at the Fiddler's Green Festival in Rostrevor: 'Master Cooney restores the ancient link between lyre and lyric, between poetry and performance, the rhapsody and rascality'. "Magnificently expressive."  The New York Times "One of the most dramatic voices in  contemporary music."  The Guardian

 

The Carolan Celebration. An Evening of Music with Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin feat. Zoe Conway & John Mc Intyre

The Carolan Celebration. An Evening of Music with Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin feat. Zoe Conway & John Mc Intyre

Féile An Droichead 2018

24/8/2018

Ionad/Venue: First Presbyterian Church, Rosemary St. 

Doirse/Doors: 8pm

Ticéid/Tickets: £15

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Ceiliúradh speisialta in ómós do cheol arsa Uí Chearbhalláin leis an cheoltóir/chumadóir iomráiteach Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin.  

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, pianist and composer, presents an evening celebrating the music of Turlough O’Carolan. The concert features a new series of suites for solo piano edited from the eighteenth century Irish harp music of Turlough O’ Carolan  (1670 – 1738). Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin brings a vital new energy and an informed historical perspective to  this quintessentially Irish music.


Clonmel born pianist and composer, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, is indelibly linked with the growth of interest in Irish traditional music in recent times and his interpretation of traditional  music arranged for piano has been influential and popular. Having studied under Seán Ó Riada in University College Cork, Micheál went on to establish the first undergraduate music course in Traditional Music in UCC before moving to the University of Limerick where he was instrumental in the establishment and success of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and where he held the Professorship of Music. Zoë Conway effortlessly combines a background steeped in Ireland’s rich aural music tradition with a strong founding in classical music. She has toured worldwide and has appeared in many prestigious concert halls including Carnegie Hall, New York,  The Kremlin Palace, Moscow and The National Concert Hall, Dublin. Together, Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre have been described as “simply one of the best folk duos on the planet” (BBC), delighting audiences in Ireland and beyond.
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Raw Bar Collective

Raw Bar Collective

Féile An Droichead 2018

25/8/2018

Ionad/Venue: An Droichead

Doirse/Doors: 8pm

Ticéid/Tickets: £10

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Oíche mhór geallta in An Droichead le scoth na gceoltóirí agus na n-amhrán le Raw Bar Collective

With a refreshingly uncluttered approach to playing, Raw Bar Collective present a vibrant and excitingly earthy style of Irish Traditional music. Raw Bar Collective is a rare gathering of Irish musicians,  each of them an acknowledged standard bearer within the tradition. The band members Conal Ó Gráda (flute), Benny McCarthy (accordion) & Dave Sheridan (fiddle), all long recognised as among the top instrumentalists in Ireland, Nell Ní Chróinín (sean nós singer, commonly acknowledged as the most exciting traditional singing talent of her generation) and Colm Murphy (bodhrán, widely recognised as one of the top Traditional music percussionists of all time). Raw Bar Collective focus on connecting with  the listener. Their music is presented with warmth, wit, passion and respect.