Fintan Vallely & Tiarnán Ó Duinnchin –
A Traditional-music progress around Ireland, c. 1616-2016
This music journey begins with melodies from the 17th and 18th centuries that were committed to print by dedicated collectors in the dying years of their period of daily use. As a result of revival from the 1960s on, and driven by the ideology of the late 1800s which changed Ireland dramatically, this music has now become part of the stock, expressive variety of modern-day Traditional music, while also enjoying a life in Classical performance as well as in Rock and Popular musics. More-modern dance tunes and airs are played also in the recital, the material that was the core of pre-World War 2 popular music for social dancing all over the island. The instruments used are D and B uilleann pipes, a unique Irish form of the bagpipe developed in the early 1700s as the ‘Irish pipes’ or ‘union pipes’, and the pre-1860s, wooden concert flute. The repertoire is selected from the regional and unusual music from the Compánach music-photography show in which the musicians also both perform.