The Tunes In the Church - Final Dates July 2012

Continuing the theme of music in Churches The Tunes in the Church series of concerts which is the brainchild of our own Cormac Begley have just announced their series of concerts for this year. While in Dublin we have our own Steeple Sessions, this series covers the west coast in Galway, Killarney and Wesport. Cormac as you will know recorded his magnificant concertina album Na Fir Bolg in the Galway venue last year. 

"The series began last summer with the purpose of setting the standard for the presentation of traditional Irish music in Ireland. Over the summer months, concerts were held which featured established and less well-known musicians in a radius of Galway city and beyond. Each concert features a combination of traditional Irish musicians, singers, storytellers and dancers in an authentic and genuine fashion. By challenging the concept that the home of Irish music should be in a pub setting, this concert series provides and unparalleled environment and respectful platform in which traditional musicians can showcase their talents.

GALWAY

Friday 20th
Mícheal O Cathain – fiddle and singer
Catherine Flynn – Irish dancer
Cormac Begley – concertina and baritone concertina

Monday 23rd
Paidín Breathnach – uilleann pipes and whistles
Liz Coleman – fiddle
Cormac Begley – concertina and baritone concertina

Wednesday 25th
Eoin Ó Beaglaoich – accordion and concertina
Niall Ó Beaglaoich – accordion

Friday 27th
Eoin Ó Beaglaoich – accordion, concertina and singer
Niall Ó Beaglaoich – accordion

Monday 30th
Eoin Ó Beaglaoich – accordion, concertina and singer
Niall Ó Beaglaoich – accordion

KILLARNEY

Thursday 21st
Eithne Ní Chathain – singer and fiddle
Eoin Ó Beaglaoich – accordion and concertina

Tuesday 26th
Sean Garvey – singer
Breanndan Ó Beaglaoich – accordion and singer

Thursday 28th
Alan Colfer – guitar and harmonica
Eoin Ó Beaglaoich – accordion and concertina

WESPORT

Tuesday 19th
Geraldine McNamara – flute
Noel O Grady – bouzouki
Padraig Mac Donnacha – banjo

Thursday 21st
Cormac Cannon – uileann pipes and tin whistle
Breda Keville – fiddle and singer
Cormac Begley – concertina and baritone concertina

Tuesday 26th
Shane Mulchrone – banjo
Seamus Deane – accordion

Thursday 28th
Carmel Gunning – tin whistle and singer
Jack Talty – concertina
Cormac Begley – concertina and baritone concertina

The interaction between the audience and the performers results in the audience learning some of the defining qualties of traditional Irish music. This includes hearing stories associated with certain tunes and tune names, as well as learning about how the living tradition is passed down from generation to generation. This natural approach gives an accurate reflection of the meaning of traditional Irish music and the process involved in the present living tradition and its connection to the past. Furthermore, it elicits the humour inherent in Irish culture and, for want of a better word, the ‘Irishness’ which is often lost in over produced shows" Source www.tunesinthechurch.com

For a full listing check their website www.tunesinthechurch.com

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