The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre

Saturday, October 3rd 2015:


The Compánach Concert
This intimate, audio-visual recital of music and song brings alive the nature, scope and history of Irish Traditional music as described in the encyclopedia, ‘Companion to Irish Traditional Music’. It is a fast moving concert of great variety featuring fiddler Gerry O’Connor, uilleann piper Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn, flute-player Fintan Vallely, seannós step dancer Sibéal Davitt and singer Roisín Chambers. In a hundred tracks of music and song from all Irish regions, they demonstrate Irish music’s hallmark repertoire and style. The playing is infused with information, context and warmth by a flow of 400 full-screen images of people, places and events from the lens of Belgian-Irish photographer Jacques Piraprez Nutan.

The Companion to Irish Traditional Music encyclopedia was first published in 1999 to alphabetically document the nature and performance of indigenous Irish music; re-issued in 2011, it doubled in size. The Compánach concert is based on its content, taking its A-Z format to illustrate tunes and song drawn from each Irish county, émigré region and ancient to modern eras. Over its two hours, the Compánach Concert uses the voices of solo, unison duet and trio instruments, step dance, song in Irish and English, and large-scale photos to creatively document Irish Traditional music.

Highly recommended!

Doors Open: 8:00pm
Commences At: 8:30pm
In advance: €16 / €13
At the door: €18 / €15


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