Preab Meadar

Preab Meadar

Saturday, 12 May 2018, 8.30pm

Cos Cos premiers a very special performance which brings together traditional music innovators, Lorcán Mac Mathúna and Daire Bracken, with sean nós dancers, Liam Scanlonn and Caoimhe Ní Mhaolagáín, to create a mesmerising conversation of rhythm between voice, fiddle and traditional dance.

For those with a love for Irish dance traditions this unique concept is a mouthwatering prospect.

Based on Lorcán and Daire’s ground-breaking suite of dance-songs, in new complex-time signatures, Preab Meadar; this work will see a unique performance of vocal, instrumental, and dance traditions. Preab Meadar is a new musical conception of newly defined tune rhythms based on the meters of a medieval Gaelic poetic tradition known as the Dán Díreach. It is a corpus of dance songs with unprecedented complex time signatures, and new tune typologies to add to the traditional pallet.

In this project the composers have taken Preab Meadar a step further and have joined with Sean-Nós dancers to devise new steps suited to the rhythms of these tune typologies. Their unique new steps will be revealed in a world premier at the Cos Cos Sean-Nós dance festival in Sligo. Under the pitch of St Columba's church these ancient lyrics will resonate in harmony with the sound of dancing shoes to create a thrilling visual and aural performance.

Tickets €20 at


Preab Meadar - Séadnadh Mór by Folk Radio UK

Dramatis Personae -Rann Gairid by preabmeadar

Published on 9 March 2018

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