‘Draíocht Phort Láirge’ – Music Generation Waterford Orchestra


Join us in Christ Church Cathedral for the indoor premiere of ‘Draíocht Phort Láirge’ a collection of newly composed music to reflect the beauty and topography of the Waterford region.

The collection will be performed by a specially formed fusion orchestra of over 70 young musicians and professional musicians from across Music Generation Waterford programmes, coming together to create an eclectic mix of Irish traditional instruments, classical guitars, wind, brass, electric, acoustic, bass guitars and percussion.

‘Draíocht Phort Láirge’ is a collection of 12 original compositions of music, composed by Nóra Byrne Kavanagh with harmonies, countermelodies and percussive elements created through a collaboration between Music Generation Waterford team of local musicians Nóra Byrne Kavanagh (Irish traditional music), Danny Pullman (wind & brass), Jennifer Hartery (classical guitar), Darragh O’Connor (acoustic and electric guitars), Jill Devlin (harps) and Chris O’Sullivan (percussion). The preparation of the orchestra was also supported by Music Generation Waterford team members Emily Cox (Irish traditional music), Edward O’Neill (bass guitars & brass) and Conor Clancy (guitars).

‘Draíocht Phort Láirge’ Magic of Waterford:
Waterford Harbour, waltz
Where Barrow meets the Suir, slip jig
Mahon Falls, double jig
Comeragh View, double jig
Kilmacthomas Railway Line, march
An Rinn, fonn mall
Waterford Greenway, polka
Through the Ballyvoyle Tunnel, polka
Dungarvan Bay, polka
The Dawn Mist over Tramore Day, waltz
Lios Mór Ríl, jig
Reginald’s Tower, jig

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