Traditional Irish Music
Ensemble Ériu are proud to announce a nationwide tour for The Stargazer suite of music based on the paintings of Jack B. Yeats, presented with and supported by The Arts Council. Ensemble Music and supported by The Arts Council.
Presented by Tunes in The church, the first gig of the tour will see the band playing in St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway.
The suite, commissioned by The Model Sligo with the assistance of the Arts Council’s Traditional Arts Commissions Award, is a one-hour work of original music composed by Neil O’Loghlen and Jack Talty of Ensemble Ériu in response to selected paintings by Irish artist Jack. B Yeats.
The tour will also offer insights into how the compositional approaches adopted were influenced by the selected works of Yeats, taking the 7 piece contemporary traditional Irish ensemble to 5 of Ireland’s finest venues in Galway, Carrick-On-Shannon, Cork, Wexford, and finally Dublin.
In showcasing both the suite and the works that have inspired it, the winners of the 2015 Gradam Comharcheoil TG4 will be bringing both their music and the works of Jack B. Yeats to a new audience.
It marks a significant development for Ensemble Ériu since releasing their self-titled debut album to critical acclaim in 2013, as this suite is based purely around original composition as opposed to the arrangement of pre-existing repertoire in the Irish traditional music canon.
As well as performing the suite in its entirety, the band will also draw upon older material and preview some new works from their forthcoming second album, which will be released in 2016.
Full details on the tour can be found at www.ensembleeriu.com/stargazer
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