An music performance event developed around the book, ebook and website Companion to Irish Traditional Music. A work in progress, this had an inaugural performance to enthusiastic response at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, and at The Leuven Institute for Ireland, Leuven, Belgium in December, 2013. The event takes the form of a live music and song concert performance which is integrated with visual imagery. It offers a regional and historical view of Irish Traditional music through live performance, played against background imagery which uses the fabulous photography of Nutan Jacques Piraprez; a structured musical and graphic interpretation in an historical framework. Fintan Vallely (flute and narrative) with Gerry O’Connor (fiddle), Tiarnán Ó Duinncín (uilleann pipes); and Máire Ní Choilm (song in Irish and English).
The concert opens this year’s Ranelagh Arts Centre’s Festival, at Scoil Bhríde, Oakley Road, 8pm on Thursday, September 18th, 2014.