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Compánach music concert at Munich Folk Club

A ‘melodic documentary’, this is performed by Dundalk fiddle-player Gerry O’Connor, Monaghan uilleann piper Tiarnán Ó Duinnchín, and Armagh-Dublin flute-player and music authority Fintan Vallely. The production is shaped by Vallely’s encyclopedia Companion to Irish Traditional Music, the text of which is, literally, “turned back into music”. The music is seamless, but rapidly-changing – some 90 tunes running without commentary in the full show of 25 sets; the mood is bright, and the tempos and rhythms are brought to vivid life by expert playing. The story is subliminal, directed by tunes named after places in each county on the island of Ireland and in exile regions abroad. The concert’s cue has been the way some 20% of Irish tunes were named in the late 1800s and early 1900s, making the music a map of where the music was played or of where the players came. Compánach presents a rich sense of stylistic variety and melodic pulse: a varied repertoire in music on flute, fiddles, pipes interspersed with song Compánach appeals equally to aficionados of the music and those interested in Irish culture.

Start: 18 September, 2017 8:00 pm
End: 18 September, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: Munich Folk Club
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Germany

Compánach music concert at Stuttgart, Germany

Concert of Compánach music with mezzo-soprano Aylish Kerrigan, hosted by Deutsch-Irische Freundeskreis (the German-Irish Friendship club of Baden-Wuerttemberg), the Stuttgarter Europa Club and the Kulturamt, Stuttgart.

Start: 17 September, 2017
End: 17 September, 2017
Venue: Studio Olgastrasse
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93B Olgastrasse, Stuttgart, Germany, 70180 Stuttgart

Concert ‘Compánach – music in its place’ at Leonberg-Höfingen, Germany

Concert ‘Irish Music in its place’ with Gerry O’Connor and Tiarnán Duinnchinn for Höfinger Heimat- und Kulturverein (Höfingen Local History and Cultural Organisation), in the Altes Rathaus, Höfingen

Start: 16 September, 2017
End: 16 September, 2017
Venue: Altes Rathaus
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Höfingen, Germany

Teaching flute, playing and speaking at Boxwood festival, Nova Scotia, Canada

Flute workshops, performance and talks in an assembly of musicians from several countries. July 22-29 2017. Further details.

2017 Performers and Guest Artists:

Start: 21 July, 2017
End: 29 July, 2017
Venue: BOXWOOD
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LUNENBERG, NOVA SCOTIA, Canada

Teaching Flute at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy

Start: 3 July, 2017
End: 8 July, 2017
Venue: Willie Clancy Summer School
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Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, Ireland

Concert for Carleton College, Minneapolis

Concert with Gerry O’Connor (fiddle), Tiarnán Ó Duinnchin (uilleann pipes), Máire Ní Chloilm (song in Irish), and Mary Beth Taylor (sean-nós step dance) for Carleton College summer school programme in Ireland.

Start: 27 June, 2017
End: 27 June, 2017
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Dublin, Ireland

Concert for Carlow College, Pittsburgh Universtiy

Concert with Gerry O’Connor (fiddle), Tiarnán Ó Duinnchin (uilleann pipes), Helen Diamond (song), and Síbeal Davitt (sean-nós step dance) for Carlow College, Pittsburgh Universityh Irish Studies summer school programme in Ireland.

Start: 12 June, 2017
End: 12 June, 2017
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Dublin, Ireland

Spanish Association for Irish Studies, Logroño, La Rioja, Spain

Keynote paper to AEDEI 2017 Conference at Universidad de La Rioja

“The note is as mighty as words … ”

Traditional music as played today. Its revival and status are the product of a highly-motivated, politically-driven, extra-State activism which has been confident of the music’s intrinsic artistic merit, aesthetic importance and symbolic value. The music’s re-establishment is not only an achievement to be maintained, but is also an invitation to development. It is at an artistically-thrilling watershed with three directions being explored by performers: refinement (maintaining styles and standards), expansion (development in the Contemporary Classical idiom), and fusion/crossover (engaging with Popular/Rock). Like the written word, the ‘Traditional’ music idiom is simultaneously a barometer, gauge and agent of identity-related artistic expression.

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Start: 27 May, 2017
End: 27 May, 2017
Venue: Universidad de La Rioja
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C/San José de Calasanz, 33, Logroño, La Rioja, Spain, 26005 Logroño

Compánach at L’Arbre de la Liberté, Castlebar

Compánach is being performed as a special event at L’Arbre de la Liberté – Liberty Tree Conference, Castlebar, on April 29th, 2017. Performers Gerry O’Connor, Fintan Vallely, Tiarnán Ó Duinnchin and Róisín Chambers.

Start: 29 April, 2017
End: 29 April, 2017
Venue: Breaffy House Hotel
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Castlebar, Mayo, Ireland

Compánach at Baile Bhúirne, Co. Cork

Start: 10 March, 2017
End: 10 March, 2017
Venue: Ionad Cutúrtha Bhaile Bhúirne
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Ballyvourney, Ireland

Compánach at Ennis Tradfest

Old Ground Hotel, Ennis. Sunday night 13th November.

Start: 13 November, 2016
End: 13 November, 2016
Venue: Old Ground Hotel
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Ennis, Clare, Ireland

Compánach at Cork Folk Festival

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Compánach will be performed at this year’s Cork Folk Festival, Sept. 29 – Oct. 2nd. Saturday evening 5pm

Karan Casey will be singing, and dance will be by Galway artiste Emma O’Sullivan.

[photo courtesy Nutan]

Start: 1 October, 2016
End: 1 October, 2016
Venue: Cork Folk Festival
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Cork, Ireland
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