Airs of Old Drogheda & Ceiliúradh Seamus Ennis

Airs of Old Drogheda & Ceiliúradh Seamus Ennis

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 8.00pm

In celebration of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann's second year in Drogheda, the composer and conductor Michael Holohan will be presenting a very special concert called Airs of Old Drogheda and Ceiliúradh Seamus Ennis (1919-2019). This concert promises to reveal local pieces of Irish traditional music which have not been heard in Drogheda for over two centuries.

A star studded cast will include Mick O’Brien pipes; Donal O’Kelly actor and playwright; Brian Dunning flute; Simon O’Dwyer Bronze Age horns, Ancient Music Ireland; Hannah O’ Brien and Máire Ní Choilm singers; Breifne Holohan, Conor Barry and Baz Leahy guitars and The Boyne Valley Chamber Orchestra from Drogheda,This year also marks the centenary of Seamus Ennis 1919-2019. A tribute will be paid to this great Irish musician during the concert. A man of many talents, he was a great piper, fiddler, singer, collector, storyteller and folklorist. Acclaimed piper Mick O'Brien will perform Holohan's solo piece An Fear as Fingal (in mem. Seamus Ennis) which was commissioned by Fingal County Council, October 2003.To conclude the evening, Donal O'Kelly, renowned actor and playwright, will join Mick O' Brien and the orchestra in extracts from The Road to Lough Swilly and the music theatre piece, Running Beast which charts the life of Hugh O' Neill

Tickets 10 euro (under 18s Free).

Booking: Eventbrite and Augustinian Shop

This concert is sponsored by The Augustinian Community, Firestone, Create Louth and The Drogheda Credit Union.

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