Sonamus = Bímíd ag seinm – We play
Sonamus ergo sumus = we play therefore we are – Bímíd ag seinm dá bhrí sin is ann sinn.
Cormac Breatnach: Feadóga Susato Whistles Rachel Factor: Cruitchórda/ Harpsichord
Eamon Sweeney: Giotar luath agus classaiceach Early & Classical Guitars Annette Cleary: Cello
Mar gheall ar stair na coimhlintí in Éirinn tá ár léargas ar ár stair cheoil ina smidiríní. Tugann Sonamus ceithre cheoltóir den scoth ó thraidisiúin éagsúil – Ceol Traidisiúnta, Ceol Clasaiceach agus Luath-Cheol le chéile. Tá claisceadal ar leith na n-uirlisí i Sonamús ábalta fuaim álainn is ar leith a chumadh a ligean don ghrúpa taiscéalú ar réimse fhairsing nuair a bhionn siad ar ardán.
Deis é an camchuairt naisiúnta seo, beidh deis ag lucht éisteachta ceol ó gach libhéal den bpobal ón 17ú aois go dtí an lá inniu agus beidh léargas ann ar oidhreacht cheol na h-Éireann, oidhreacht atá leathan agus ósnadurtha. Beidh saothair nua chumtha ann ó Chormac Breatnach, Roger Doyle agus Dónal Lunny, chomh maith le ceol traidisiúnta, ceol Bharoc ón bhFrainnc is ó Éirinn san 17ú aois, cruit cheol na hÉireann agus cóiriú ón ré Romántach de cheol traidisiúnta na tíre seo.
Sonamus‘ 2016 National Tour follows the release of their acclaimed debut album ‘Music of Ireland’, provides audiences an opportunity to hear music that was enjoyed by all strata of Irish society from the 17th century to the present day and reflects Ireland’s extraordinarily broad musical heritage. The concert will feature compositions by Cormac Breatnach, Roger Doyle and Donal Lunny, Traditional music, 17th century Baroque music from France and Ireland, Irish harp tunes and Romantic arrangements of Irish traditional music.
CEOLCHOIRM SA CHULTÚRLANN: 8in, Dé hAoine, 23 Meán Fómhair, 2016.
Dís cheoltóirí thar a bheith bríomhar iad Ciarán Ó Maonaigh agus Caitlín Nic Gabhann. Tá siad ag cur tús le camchuairt timpeall na tíre – agus beidh siad linn sa Chultúrlann ar an 30ú Meán Fómhair. Tá na ticéid ar fáil ar líne anois – £8 agus £6 – ach beidh siad £10/8 ar an doras, má bhionn siad fagtha. Ceannaigh do thicéad anois agus anseo!
One of Traditional music’s most energetic and impressive acts has just announced new dates for an Irish Tour, which kicks off later this month. Artists Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh deliver a spirited performance of music and dance rooted in the tradition; brimming with soul and life. Through fiddle, concertina and dance, Caitlín & Ciarán breathe fire into musical pieces, combining their arts with passion and spontaneity.
Tickets are available online now at £8 and £6. They will be available on the door at £10 and £8 – but then again they may be sold out! Buy your ticket(s) here and now!
Céard atá romhainn/What to Expect:
“Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh are two of the finest instrumentalists on the Irish traditional scene. Individually they are stunning but together they bring a freshness and excitement to the music that is uniquely their own.”
Robbie O’Connell – (The Clancy Brothers)
“Ciarán has that Donegal fiddlers’ knack of being technically exact, fearless and free. Caitlín’s concertina is no less thrilling as she expands perceptions of the instrument. It was her feet that lifted us though in the showpiece ‘Belfast Hornpipe/Ms. McLeod’s’ with sublime synchronisation of her dancing shoes and Ciarán’s playful fiddle. The gasps were audible”
New York Irish Arts – March 2015
Caitlín Nic Gabhann – concertina / dance
From Ashbourne, Co.Meath, Caitlín is a regular performer at festivals and in concert halls from North America to Asia. She is also an accomplished dancer and has toured the world with Riverdance as a troupe dancer. Writing tunes since the age of ten, her compositions have been performed in the Cork Opera House and The National Concert Hall, Dublin and recorded by renowned musicians in Ireland and abroad. She learned her music and dancing at home from her parents, Antóin and Bernie Mac Gabhann and she now teaches concertina annually at summer and winter schools in Ireland, Europe and the USA. She has performed with the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet, Paddy Keenan, Liam Ó Maonlaí, for Presidents and Royalty around the world, most recently at ‘Ceiliúradh’ in the Royal Albert Hall, London as a guest of President Michael D. Higgins. Her debut solo CD release, Caitlín was voted the 2012 ‘CD of the Year’ award by tradconnect.com as well as being labelled the ‘Top Irish Traditional Album of 2012’ by The Wall Street Journal.
Ciarán Ó Maonaigh – fiddle
A former recipient of TG4 Young Musician of the Year, fiddle player Ciarán Ó Maonaigh hails from the Gaoth Dobhair gaeltacht in Co. Donegal. Growing up, he was heavily influenced by his family; his grandfather and teacher Francie Mooney, and Altan members Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (aunt) and Frankie Kennedy (uncle). He is also a member of the band Fidil along with Aidan O’Donnell and Damien McGeehan, and they have released 3 acclaimed albums. Fidil, released in June 2008, was described by Irish Music Magazine as “One of the most challanging and beautifully austere albums of the last fifty years”, 3 was released in 2009 and was awarded both a 5 star review and CD of the week in The Irish Times. In 2011 The Old Wheel of Fortune was released with Songlines magazine declaring it “one of the finest albums to emerge from Ireland this decade.”
Beidh oscailt táispeantais de chuid Stephen Millar sna Ballaí Bána sa Chultúrlann ANOCHT, Déardaoin, 4 Lúnasa, ar 7.30in. Bigí linn le haghaidh gloine fín agus solaistí. Ealaíontóir é Stephen atá clú agus cáil air as ucht a chuid saothair agus is minic é ag obair le scoileanna – msh Scoil an Droichid.
Join us tonight. Thursday 4 August, at 7.30pm for Stephen Millar’s ‘Eleventh Hour’ exhibition opening. Wine and snacks provided. Stephen’s art will appeal to all and he is especially renowned for his work with schools.
Is mór an pribhléid ag an Chultúrlann buíon ó Cheolfhoireann Uladh a chur in bhúr láthair. Beidh siad ag ceol réimse leathan de mhór-shaothair aitheanta agus fuaim rianta scannáin. Oíche den scoth geallta.
7 in, 13 Lúnasa, 2016
SAOR CHEAD ISTEACH – SPÁS TEORANTA.
It’s a great privilege for the Cultúrlann to welcome an ensemble from the Ulster Orchestra to our venue during Féile an Phobail 2016. They will play a selection of works from classical and contemporary composers as well as some movie soundtrack favourites. A special night of music is promised.
7 pm 13 August, 2016
FREE ADMISSION – PRE BOOKING ADVISED AS SPACE IS LIMITED