October 2017 tour for a new trad super-group 'Atlantic Arc Orchestra'

Atlantic Arc Orchestra is a specially commissioned Irish collaborative project that brings together some of the world’s most respected traditional musicians. The group is a traditional collaboration with artists from Ireland, Scotland and Brittany and they are about to embark on a 5 date tour of Ireland supported by the Arts Council's Touring Award (Traditional Arts) with concerts in Derry, Dingle, Cork, Belfast and Limerick.

They say that they will be "spearheading a new wave of traditional music, dedicated to an entirely new, suspense-charged relationship between the traditional and the modern. Through a programme of original, traditional, re-arranged and shared material, the eight members of the ensemble create a powerful fusion that pushes the tradition to the edge of its boundaries in an organic collaboration of Irish, Scottish and Breton musical ancestry."

"Deconstructing barriers, while outwardly exploring questions of identity and environment, the eight members have
cultivated a unique process of openness and curiosity towards new ‘traditional’ music. The creative process is an
improvisational journey of Celtic synergies, its rhythms, melodies and songs. Together these figureheads of the tradition
form an extraordinary ensemble for a musically charged experience that redefines brilliance."

The line-up includes

Dónal Lunny Bouzouki (& Musical Director)
Pauline Scanlon Vocals
Pádraig Rynne Concertina
Jarlath Henderson Uilleann Pipes, Whistles, Guitar, Vocals
Aidan O'Rourke Fiddle
Sylvain Barou Uilleann Pipes, Flutes
Ewen Vernal Bass
John Blease Drums, Percussion

The October tour is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Arts Council of Northern Ireland Touring Award through Traditional Arts, dates are as follows:


Date: Friday 13th October

Time: 8pm

Venue: Roe Valley Arts Centre, Derry

Tickets: £15

Booking Page:  http://www.roevalleyarts.com/


Date: Saturday 14th October

Time: 8pm

Venue: Dingle Folkfest, Hillgrove Hotel, Dingle

Tickets: €27.50 Concert ticket includes: Éilís Kennedy with Fire and Grace, The Whileaways, and Atlantic Arc Orchestra

Booking Page:  https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/100213/chk/d4d0


Date: Sunday 15th October

Time:  8pm

Venue: Live At St. Lukes, Cork

Tickets: €22.50 + booking fee Doors 7.30pm

Booking Page: https://uticket.ie/event/atlantic-arc-orchestra-lasl


Date: Monday 16th October

Time:  8pm (with fado singer Lula)

Venue:  Belfast International Arts Festival / Grand Opera House, Belfast

Tickets: £16/£14  

Booking Page:  https://belfastinternationalartsfestival.com/event/atlantic-arc-orc...


Date:  Tuesday 17th October

Time: 8pm

Venue:  Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick

Tickets: €20/€18

Booking Page: https://limetreetheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873577532/events/1280...

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