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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
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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.

Download draft AEDEI programme



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




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

International summer-school concert at The United Arts Club, Dublin

Companach on tour in Bruxelles and LuxembourgConcert with explanation of music for International summer schools.

Start: 11 July, 2016
End: 11 July, 2016
Venue: United Arts Club
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Fitzwilliam St. Upper, Dublin 4, Ireland

Ed Reavey Tribute at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy

usa reavey 127Chairing Mick Moloney’s tribute talk on Cavan/Philadelphia fiddle composer Ed Reavey.

Start: 5 July, 2016
End: 5 July, 2016
Venue: Community Hall
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Miltown Mavbay, Clare, Ireland

Flute recital at flutes concert, Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy


Tuesday, 5th July at 8.00 pm WHISTLE & FLUTE RECITAL at Community Centre

with Mick Hand, Christy Barry, Paul McGrattan, John Wynne, Conal Ó Gráda, Patsy Hanly, Anne Sheehy, Fintan Vallely, Mick Crehan, Bríd O’Donohue, Billy Clifford, Róisín Nic Dhonncha, Seán Ryan, Tara Diamond, Louise Mulcahy, Eamon Cotter, Mick O’Connor, Francis O’Connor, Marcas Ó Murchú, Marion McCarthy, Maureen McGrattan, Eibhlín de Paor, Ciarán Somers, Adrian McCarron, Catherine McEvoy, Geraldine Cotter, Peter Phelan, Aoife Granville and Majella O’Beirne.


[photo courtesy Danny Diamond]

Start: 5 July, 2016
End: 5 July, 2016
Venue: Community Hal
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Miltown Malbay, Ireland
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