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Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings from Friday 30th June through to end of August 2017
Tunes In The Church
Traditional Irish Music sessions for visitors and Irish music enthusiasts alike.
Curated by Cormac Begley
Tickets €15 from www.tunesinthechurch.com and at the door.
These concert feature Ireland’s leading traditional musicians, singers and dancers. Each concert feature different musicians every night and includes a historical tour of this beautiful church.
18th Andrea Palandri
19th Ruaidhrí Mac Aodhagáin
20th Tara Diamond
25th Doireann Glackin
26th Padraic Keane
27th Jesse Smith
Friday 22nd September
5 – 11pm
Music & Talks throughout the evening on the hour with plenty of time inbetween for members of the public to come in and visit our historic church in the centre of the city.
Friday 13th October
Affiniti – Saluting Hollywood & Bing Crosby
Tickets €20 from www.affinitimusic.com
Internationally acclaimed classical crossover group, Affinití commemorate Bing Crosby’s 40th Anniversary with a show featuring popular songs from the golden age of Hollywood. The popular harp, violin and soprano trio will be joined by very special guest, Bing’s nephew, Howard Crosby, who is flying to Ireland from the USA along with his pianist, Randy Kaping, to regale Irish audiences with personal stories about his famous uncle, and of course, to sing some of his most famous songs.
Affinití – Emer Barry (soprano), Aisling Ennis (harp) and Mary McCague (violin) have wowed audiences across the globe with their unique arrangements of songs and instrumentals.
Tickets €20 from www.affinitimusic.com
“Full of soul, sass and sophistication, as well as exquisite technique…Find them, listen to them, relish them.” – The Boston Globe
The New York Times calls 3-time Grammy winner Tom Chapin “one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music.” Chapin is a renowned singer / songwriter for both family and adult audiences. His career spans Broadway, TV, documentary and feature films, and the concert stage. With 25 recordings and hundreds of songs in his repertoire, Chapin serves up a tasty mix of story songs, ballads, comedic and political songs, family music, sing-alongs, old-time folk classics and a favorite song or two of his late brother Harry’s. Tom accompanies himself on guitar, banjo and autoharp and is joined by regular musical collaborator Michael Mark.
In the afternoon, Chapin presents a lively, interactive and fun-filled performance which engages the hearts, minds and imaginations of young listeners. His witty, life-affirming original songs convey positive messages about family, good food and the green earth. Lend your voice, sing a round, learn a song in sign language and discover the music of a didjeridoo.
Friday 10th November
..plus special guests Laetare Vocal Ensemble
Tickets €10 at the door.
Doors 7.30pm / Show 8pm
“A taster from the Leitrim singer-songwriter’s forthcoming début album shows a craftswoman who knows the right measure of guile and atmospherics which a soundscape of this majesty requires.” (Jim Carroll, Irish Times, reviewing first single & title track, ‘West to the Evening Sun’)
West to the Evening Sun is an album that is, at its purest, a love letter home, and at its rawest, a restless cry for hope and adventure. From Carrick on Shannon, Ailie Blunnie writes music that is steeped in the stillness and beauty of the landscapes of her childhood, and infuses it with a vibrancy and vigour that lends an urban edge to the new Irish popular music genre in which she works.
She has released two singles from her imminent début album to critical acclaim, and her songwriting proficiency came to international attention when ‘How much do you love me?’ (from On love.. and other murder mysteries (2013; EP)) won the prestigious UK Songwriting Contest (2014; Love Songs).
Four years in the making, West to the Evening Sun confronts personal struggles in the same breath as it does societal and global ones, tenderly transmuting the everyday greyscale into full-colour sensory experience. The result is a series of ten songs, each a watercolour of sound and texture, unified by a deeply immersive sense of hope and resistance.
Ailie is joined by her six-piece band and very special guests, Laetare Vocal Ensemble, conducted by Róisin Blunnie.
“So new, so fresh, and so good” (Carl Corcoran, The Blue of the Night, RTE Lyric FM)
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