The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre

Tuesday, May 5th 2020:


Elsafty, Armstrong & Browne Séamus Ennis Commemorative Concert
Elsafty, Armstrong & Browne Séamus Ennis Commemorative Concert
*Please note, the venue for this performance is
St. Canice's Church of Ireland, Glebe View, Church Road, Finglas, Dublin 11, D11 TW60*

Róisín Elsafty, voice
Siobhán Armstrong, early Irish harp
Ronan Browne, Irish pipes & whistles

Elsafty, Armstrong & Browne uniquely embody three pivotal aspects of Irish music: voice, early Irish harp and pipes. Exploring some of the oldest strands of Irish music – long unperformed and often completely forgotten – they have great respect for this fragmentary material, producing music that they hope would not displease the original performers. The result is music that is compelling in its novelty and freshness.

On May 5th, the 101st birthday of Séamus Ennis, these performers bring their complimentary skills and musicality to an evening of celebration where tradition meets history:

Róisín Elsafty embodies generations of Conamara singing, mostly in the Irish language, which is integral to these songs, defining every aspect of their flow and phrasing. Many of Róisín’s songs were documented by Séamus Ennis, who recognised the richness of the songs at source.

Ronan Browne’s musical heritage is rich with influences of earlier musicians, in particular Séamus Ennis, who took the young Ronan under his musical wing.

Siobhán Armstrong, in her meticulous approach to reconstructing songs and solo music of the old harpers, historical playing techniques, and music found in centuries-old manuscripts, would now be a vital link for Séamus Ennis, who sadly never encountered the early Irish harp.

Tickets are extremely limited. Please book early in advance to avoid disappointment.

Doors Open: 7:30pm
Commences At: 8:00pm
In advance: €10

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