Traditional Irish Music
Pulses Of Tradition to celebrate successful season with Grand Finale Spectacular
After a hugely successful season, hit show ‘Pulses of Tradition’ is gearing up for their Grand Finale performance, which will take place on Saturday 14 September at 8pm. ‘Pulses of Tradition’ is an authentic, Irish, multi-media experience at Triskel Christchurch featuring internationally recognised traditional musicians and dancers.
The show has had a number of highpoints in this its second season, including achieving the number 1 ranking on Tripadvisor out of 75 attractions in Cork, featuring on RTE Nationwide and having attracted record audience figures with thousands having come from Ireland and abroad.
This is the 2nd year that Pulses of Tradition has been ‘in residence’ at the beautiful Triskel Christchurch venue, providing yet another attraction and authentic cultural experience to the vibrant heart of Cork City. This would not be possible without the continued support of Cork City Council who commissioned the show as part of ongoing efforts to promote Cork as the cultural capital of Ireland.
‘Pulses of Tradition’ is a truly special experience with the rare ability to inspire and reignite genuine love for the traditional art forms from the moment the lights dim. Through narration and performances the audience is taken on a journey which immerses all present in the magic of the living traditions of Irish traditional music, song and dance.
All three ‘trad’ disciplines are showcased by the talented cast. The performance alternates in pace between the exhilarating rush of foot tapping melodies, rhythms seamlessly interwoven with traditional airs, leading to mesmerising moments where you are carried away on the crest of a song, as lilting notes are sung in the crystal clear voice of Elaine Cormican.
There are plenty of exciting moments as the talented dancers Andrew Vickers, Ciara Callanan-Ryan, Emma Foulkes, Tereza Bernardova and beat out a spitfire staccato with the hardened soles of their dance shoes or float light as air with intricate steps artfully whispered across the stage in soft shoe style.
A particular highlight of the performance comes as Indian vocal percussion (Konokol), meets bodhran and Irish percussive dance in an electric performance by Andrew Vickers, Brian Morrissey, and Eoin Coughlan.
Those who have not yet experienced this vibrant and authentic celebration of traditional Irish music, dance and song are advised to get their tickets before they are all snapped up. Tickets priced €18 for Adults and €16 conc. (OAP’s, Students, U-18′s), Family ticket €55 (2 Adults & 2 Children) for Pulses of Tradition are on sale from Triskel Christchurch: www.triskelartscentre.ie or 021 4272022.