See the TradFest 2014 Programme for full details of all events.
At The New Theatre:
The Golden Era of Ceili Music and Dance 1955-1970
Between 1999 and 2004, in conjunction with the Irish Traditional Music Archive, Brian Lawler recorded interviews with 70 people including céilí band founders and member, promoters, dancers and radio personnel. He obtained a total of 42 hours of recorded material and has put together an insightful talk on the project which consists of a review of the work and includes short extracts from some of the interviews along with samples of the music of the period.
***Anyone wishing to reserve a place at this event should contact IMRO at email@example.com or at 01 6614844 (Limited availability – Booking essential)**8
IMRO Masterclasses with Frankie Gavin & Johnny Duhan
11 am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm
IMRO Music Masterclass with Frankie Gavin
11am – 1pm
Frankie Gavin is regarded as the Prince of fiddle players and of recent times, made the Guinnes Book of World Records as the Fastest Fiddle player in the World. Frankie is the founder of De Dannan and has collaborated with such luminaries as Stephane Grappelli, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, and The Rolling Stones.
IMRO Song Writing Masterclass with Johnny Duhan
2pm – 4pm
Known for his fierce independence and integrity as an artist, Johnny has condensed a body of work spanning 40 years into a quartet of epic albums. Johnny’s songs are sung all over the world in a variety of languages, thanks to the focus put on them by artists such as Christy Moore, The Dubliners and Mary Black.
***Entry to these masterclasses is free but due to limited capacity, booking is essential. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat.***
by Donal O’Kelly
Jan 25th – Feb 8th
Preview Sat 25th. Opening Mon 27th Jan (No shows Sundays)
Tickets: €15/12 (conc.) (€10 group rate)
Donal O’Kelly’s Edinburgh Hit Comes to The New Theatre! In Edinburgh 2013, Fionnuala was nominated for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression award, won a Scotsman Fringe First award, and was nominated for Best Solo Performance by The Stage.
***Book Fionnuala here***