This is a fast-moving, concert of Traditional music, song, dance and imagery from all Irish counties and regions. It is performed by fiddler Gerry O’Connor, uilleann piper Tiarnán Ó Duinnchín, flute-player Fintan Vallely, sean-nós step dancer and flute-player Sibéal Davitt, and sean-nós singer and fiddler Roisín Chambers. A unique event, it draws on the A-Z format of the fabulous encyclopedia Companion to Irish Traditional Music, literally turning its text back into music.
But this is as far from flat pages as you can get, for it is packed with visual narrative created on a large-scale, backdrop screen – a flow of more than 700 images, and terrific contemporary photos of musicians and dramatic scenery by the award-winning Belgian-Irish photographer Jacques Nutan. These are lifted by the superb music into a real-time display of people, places and events related to the tunes which demonstrates Irish music’s hallmark variety, repertoires and styles.
Full details on www.companach.ie