MUSIC OF WATERFORD

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MUSIC OF THE 17th AND 18th CENTURIES FROM IRELAND, ENGLAND, FRANCE AND SPAIN

Venue:

Garter Lane Theatre | Live Online

Time:

8:00pm

Date:   

Saturday, 24th October

Admission:

€10.00

Booking through:

www.garterlane.ie

or 051 855038.

Online Viewing:

Link to be announced here on Saturday 24th October

 

Tonos: Róisín O’Grady - Soprano
Eamon Sweeney - Baroque Guitar, Bandora and Lute
Special Guest: Cárthach Mac Craith - Sean Nós Singer

The Port City of Waterford in the 1600s was a thriving place, busy with trade from all corners of Europe. The coming of Oliver Cromwell and the Siege of Waterford in 1649 was to change the face of the city and Ireland’s culture forever. While ‘to Hell or to Connaught’ were the options presented to poorer Irish, merchants of means fled Waterford to far-off lands including France and Spain. Meanwhile Irish culture, language and traditions were sent underground, to live on in the more remote corners of the country. This concert presents music that was heard both in Ireland and abroad during this turbulent period.

Tonos and Cárthach perform a beautiful selection of European and Irish music from the 17th and 18th centuries - mixing Irish song with works by English and Continental masters and highlighting common threads and distinct differences. This concert provides a unique opportunity to hear the sean nós singing tradition alongside that of the classical style, both telling stories through song in different ways. Composers performed will include Purcell, Handel,Lully, Aranes, Marín, O’Carolan, Mac Domhnaill and Ó Riain.

This concert is kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

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