Louth Contemporary Music Society in association with Temple Bar Trad Festival and Cois Cladaigh present a new arrangement of Seán Ó Riada’s Mass by Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky performed by the EQ Singers with Zoe Conway on fiddle, Siobhan Armstrong on harp and Robbie Harris on bodhrán, conducted by Eamonn Dougan in St.Werburgh’s Dublin on Thursday 24 January 2013 and St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church Galway, on Friday 25 January 2013. Iarla Ó Lionáird will appear as a special guest for the Dublin performance.
The music of composer Seán Ó Riada, who is credited with re-igniting the popularity of Irish traditional music, is celebrated by Louth Contemporary Music Society (LCMS) in these unique performances of a new arrangement of his Mass in January 2013.
The new arrangement was completed by Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky, a composer of international fame. A native of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, he most recently has been a composer-in-residence at Harvard University and Dartmouth College. Yanov-Yanovsky has received commissions from celebrated musicians including the renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Kronos Quartet and Hilliard Ensemble. Yanov-Yanovsky’s music was first performed in Ireland at LCMS’s Sounds of the Silk Road Concert at Drogheda Arts Festival in 2011. Yanov-Yanovsky has arranged the mass for 16 voices, fiddle, harp and bodhrán.
The mass will be performed by the finest Irish professional singers in the newly formed EQ Singers, with Zoe Conway on fiddle, Siobhan Armstrong on harp and Robbie Harris on bodhrán. The choir and players will be conducted by Eamonn Dougan Associate Conductor of internationally renowned ensemble The Sixteen.
The performances will take place in St.Werburgh’s Dublin at 8pm on Thursday 24 January 2013 and St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church Galway, at 8pm on Friday 25 January 2013 . Iarla Ó Lionáird will appear as a special guest for the Dublin performance.
The Ó Riada Mass has been funded by the Arts Council’s Traditional Arts Touring Programme scheme and is financially supported by Foras na Gaeilge.
Further Information & listings see below or log onto: www.louthcms.org
St. Werburgh’s, Werburgh St, Dublin 2
Thursday 24 January 2013 | 8.00pm | €15(including booking fee)
Tickets – 01 7030709 | www.templebartrad.com
St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
Friday 25 January 2013 | 8.00pm | €15 & €12 Concession
Tickets: 091 756812 | www.coiscladaigh.net
Louth Contemporary Music Society is financially supported by the Arts Council and Create Louth
Traditional Songs from County Louth sung by Seán Corcoran, Gerry Cullen and Dónal Maguire
Thurs 25 Oct 2012 at 6pm
40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland
(beside Ha’penny Bridge)
Launch by two Drogheda Men:-
Nicholas Carolan, Director, Irish Traditional Music Archive
Eamonn Campbell, of The Dubliners
Wine, nibbles, songs and lots of Drogheda wisdom, wit and humour!
(Dundalk people WILL be allowed in, provided there are no Cromwellian jokes)
LOUTH MOUTHS FROM DROGHEDA is the punning title of a new CD of traditional songs from South County Louth sung by three internationally renowned singers from Drogheda – Gerry Cullen of The Voice Squad, Seán Corcoran of CRAN, well known as a solo singer and authority on Irish Traditional Song, and Dónal Maguire, who emigrated from Drogheda at the age of 15 and carved out a major name for himself in the British folk scene.
Gerry Cullen, Seán Corcoran, Nicholas Carolan and Eamonn Campbell spent their school-days together in the same highly talented class in St. Joseph’s C.B.S., Drogheda and even performed together as the school “showband” at local schools Xmas concerts.
The Comhaltas Tour of Ireland 2012 will visit Dundalk on Tues 16th Oct and perform at the Oriel Centre on that date.
The Best Traditional Irish Music Venue in the North East
Some special events in our music calendar for Oct/Nov 2012 :
Tues 16th Oct 9.00pm – Comhaltas Tour of Ireland – ‘Macalla na hÉireann’ :
Featuring the best of traditional talent drawn from the four Provinces of Ireland who will perform at 14 venues from 14th to 27th October. Each year the tour assembles a fine mix of established artistes together with up-and-coming young stars whose talents are blended together into a fast-moving and colourful show that appeals to both the connoisseurs and peripheral fans of Irish traditional entertainment – a show that reflects the breadth and depth of music, dance and song.
The 2012 tour artists are
Alice Fitzgerald (Waterford), Singer and MC; Noel Battle (West Meath) Mouth Organ; Shane Keating (Cork) uilleann pipes; Emer Toale (Dublin) harp/ piano; Lorraine McMahon (Louth) fiddle/whistle; Joseph Keane (Co. Laois) button accordion, Elaine Reilly (Longford) banjo; Róisín Broderick (Galway) concertina/fiddle; Clare Heffernan (Limerick) whistle/ flute; Aisling Vaughan (Cork) dancer/ concertina; Christin Mulcahy (Limerick) dancer/concertina; Tomás Ó Sé and Seán Hanafin both dancers from Kerry.
Martin Murphy (Longford) tour manager; sound engineers – McElligotts (Tralee).
Tickets €10 adult /€8 concession / €25 family
Thurs 18th Oct 8.00pm – Comhaltas Seisiún – ‘An Táin’ : Thematic stage production of traditional Irish music, song and dance interweaves the epic local legend – the Táin Bó Cuailgne – Special Performance – FULLY BOOKED
Sat 20th Oct 8.00pm – Gaol Sessions – Angelina Carburry & Peter Carburry : The Gaol Sessions Series returns under the guidance of Craobh Dhún Dealgan with 2 well known musicians from Co Longford.
Tickets €10 / €25 family
FOR TICKET RESERVATIONS CONTACT US BY RETURN E MAIL or PH 042 9328887.
Alternatively tickets for some events can be booked directly online through our website www.orielcentre.ie
Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann
Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol
Traditional Songs from County Louth Rossendale Records ****
When it comes to understanding the human stories that define our history, Frank Harte always championed the singer as the real source, and this trio cast their collective net wide in trawling the immense riches of their shared song heritage. The mix of charismatic voices and intriguing choices pulls into sharp focus the canny and wily songwriting of 18th-century balladeer John Shiel, as well as the rich bequests from 20th- century locals Mary Carolan and Pat Usher. A number of Child ballads also jostle for attention in this tapestry of picaresque tales. Benefiting greatly from the interweaving of three voices (Voice Squad member Gerry Cullen, song collector and Cran’s singer Seán Corcoran, and Drogheda emigré Dónal Maguire), this is a collection that reveals its glistening gems one by one, with an ear ever cocked towards the subtler side of a song, exemplified by the opener, a notably different reading of that ragged ballad The Wild Rover.
Music Classes – 2012/2013 Season
The Dundalk branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Craobh Dhún Dealgan)are holding a music class enrolment and information night in the Oriel Centre (Dundalk Gaol), Carrick Road this coming Monday night Sept. 10th at 7:30 pm.
Classes will be available on the following instruments:
Accordion (Button & Piano)
Tuition will be from qualified TTCT teachers. Many of them are household names in the world of traditional music.
Adults will be catered for where possible.
Some of you may be interested in learning how to play an instrument yourself or may have children interested.
If you know someone that might have an interest please let them know.