This is a fast-moving, concert of Traditional music, song, dance and imagery from all Irish counties and regions. It is performed by fiddler Gerry O’Connor, uilleann piper Tiarnán Ó Duinnchín, flute-player Fintan Vallely, sean-nós step dancer and flute-player Sibéal Davitt, and sean-nós singer and fiddler Roisín Chambers. A unique event, it draws on the A-Z format of the encyclopedia Companion to Irish Traditional Music, literally turning its text back into music.
It is packed with visual narrative created on a large-scale, backdrop screen – a flow of a thousand images, and terrific contemporary photos of musicians and dramatic scenery by the award-winning Belgian-Irish photographer Jacques Nutan. These are lifted by the superb music into a real-time display of people, places and events related to the tunes which demonstrates Irish music’s hallmark variety, repertoires and styles.