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.
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.
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.
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.
Old Ground Hotel, Ennis. Sunday night 13th November.
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]
Concert with explanation of music for International summer schools.
Chairing Mick Moloney’s tribute talk on Cavan/Philadelphia fiddle composer Ed Reavey.
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]
Teaching flute at the Willie Clancy Summer school
from Monday, July 4th – Saturday July 9th