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No. 66
Music Network Concerts
07/09/11 - 5/10/11 



We're looking forward to getting the Music Network touring season off the ground with Fonn Aniar/Tune from the West featuring a trio of trad's finest, Breanndán Ó Beaghlaoich (vocals, button accordion), Tommy Peoples (fiddle) and Laoise Kelly (harp). With three distinct regional styles going head-to-head, every tune promises to be something of an adventure.  From 17 - 25 September. More details below...

If you haven't yet booked a season ticket for our concerts in Dublin Castle this autumn, there's still some time. All our concerts offer great music at very reasonable prices, but our season ticket  offers particularly outstanding value - see all four concerts for just €60, as well as enjoying a range of benefits. Book now

sept11September Tour 

Traditional Irish Music   

Fonn Aniar/Tune from the West 17 - 25 September



This September, Music Network presents a trio of trad's finest for an unmissable tour entitled Fonn Aniar/Tune from the West. Representing the Dingle Peninsula is genial giant Breanndán Ó Beaghlaoich, whose fiery button accordion playing and heartfelt singing echo the stormy beauty of the West Kerry coastline. Winner of the first ever TG4 Traditional Musician of the Year Award, trad legend Tommy Peoples brings the rabble-rousing Donegal fiddle style to the party. Equally influential is virtuoso harpist Laoise Kelly from Mayo, who has breathed new life into the national instrument with her reinterpretation of the O'Carolan canon. More Details 


Music Network Concerts   


Cara O'Sullivan  


Degani Ensemble members Ruby Ashley (oboe), Alan Smale (violin), Adele Johnson (viola) and Martin Johnson (cello) are joined by multi-award winning soprano Cara O'Sullivan on Saturday 24th September in Skerries, Co. Dublin.  More Details 



The Listeners  


Traditional group, The Listeners features the all-star line up of Emer Mayock (flute/whistles/fiddle), Lasairfhíona Ní Chonaola (voice), Steve Larkin (fiddle) and Donal Siggins (mandocello/guitar). Catch them in Clifden on Saturday 17th September.  More Details 



Culture Night



Join Music Network at The Coach House, Dublin Castle on Culture Night, Friday 23rd September for an eclectic evening packed with live music from some of Ireland's most exciting classical, jazz and Irish traditional ensembles. Harpist Siobhan Armstrong will lead an open workshop at 5pm. From 7pm, the line up includes Sliabh Luachra  button accordion player Paudie O Connor joined by Aoife Ní Chaoimh, a fiddle player from Tralee, Co. Kerry. Next up is Morisca is an Irish based ensemble featuring Pauline Graham (voice), Sarah Groser (vielle), Laoise O'Brien (recorders), Francesco Turrisi (percussion) who will perform a programme of early classical, folk and world music. The evening will end on a high note with Gato Azul, a new exciting instrumental quartet featuring Francesco Turrisi, (accordion & percussion), Robbie Harris, (bodhran), Michael Coady, (double bass), Lucas Gonzales, (guitar).  More Details 





Donegal fiddle trio, Fidil; Aidan O'Donnell, Ciarán O'Maonaigh and Damien McGeehan join forces with sean-nós singer Nell Ní Chróinín from the Múscraí Gaeltacht of West Cork on Tuesday 27th September in Dublin. More Details   




The exceptional Irish early music group, Tonos, (Róisín O'Grady, soprano and Eamon Sweeney, baroque guitar), will perform a programme of music from the time of Granuaile, the Spanish Armada and the founding of Westport House in Westport on Saturday 1st October. More Details   



 Breanndán Ó Beaghlaoich and Caoímhín Ó Raghallaigh


Swerving from infectious slides to slow airs, sean-nós songs to wild, passionate polkas, Brendan Begley (button accordion) and Caoímhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle) unleash the raw power and beauty of their Kerry music on Tuesday 4th October in Westport. More Details  


Presented with Funding from the Performance and Touring Award

An Homage to John McCormack and Fritz Kreisler 

Elizabeth Cooney (violin) and Fiachra Garvey (piano), will be joined by exciting young Scottish tenor Nicky Spence celebrating the music performed by John McCormack and Fritz Kreisler from 17th - 21st  September.    

Five world-class musicians, presenting original works for brass, ingenious new arrangements and music by Irish composers, all brought together in an engaging and entertaining approach to the concert platform. 30th September - 24th November 2011 in Cork, Dublin and Galway.  

A rare opportunity to hear the intriguing collection of traditional Spanish songs "Canciones Españolas Antiguas", compiled by the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, and performed by soprano Deirdre Moynihan and guitarist Alec O' Leary. From 4 - 10 October 2011 in Limerick, Kerry, Wicklow and Cork.  




Sharon Rollston
Music Network

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