Four Men and a Dog tour
Four Men and a Dog (Cathal Hayden, Gerry O’Connor, Gino Lupari, Kevin Doherty, Donal Murphy) start a seven-date tour of the country tonight at White Horse, Ballincollig, County Cork. Other venues are Barrys Pub, Grange, Co Sligo; Burnavon Theatre, Cookstown, County Tyrone; The Grand Social Club, Liffey St, Dublin; St Johns Arts Centre, Listowel, County Kerry; The Cafe Sessions @ The Queens Bar, Ennis, County Clare; and the tour finishes up in Monroes Live Venue, Dominick St, Galway on Saturday, 3 December.
Dave Flynn scores
Limited edition scores of composer Dave Flynn’s Aontacht and Music for the Departed have been published. The publication coincides with the first anniversary of Martin Hayes premièring of the fiddle concerto Aontacht with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra on 24th November 2010 at the National Concert Hall. Hayes and Dennis Cahill also premièred the Music for the Departed with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and subsequently toured with the Irish Chamber Orchestra in 2011.
Cancer Care West are hosting a fundraising event on Saturday, November 26 at the Radisson Live Lounge, Galway at 8pm, featuring readings by Colm Tóibín and music from 3/Triúr (Martin Hayes, Peadar Ó Riada and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh) as well as a public interview with Tóibín and Hayes.
National Concert Hall gigs
The fourth installment of the Trí60 series takes place on Saturday, 10 December in the Kevin Barry Room, and features Ross Daly (pictured), Jonas Knutsson, Eoin Dillon and Robbie Harris.
Soilse na Nollag is returning to the National Concert Hall’s Kevin Barry Room after the success of the 2010 series. Some of the performances are at lunchtime and some early evening. On Monday, 19 December, Róisín Elsafty, Siobhán Armstrong, Ronan Browne get the ball rolling. Tuesday, 20 December sees Cormac Breatnach joined by Aoife Doyle, Johnny Taylor, Gavin Ralstan and Sean Whelan. Wedneday, 21 December is the turn of Ciaran Tourish and Dermot McLaughlin; on Thursday, 22 December Conor Byrne is joined by Michelle O’Brien, Tony Byrne and Leonard Barry; and on Friday, 23 Andy Irvine brings the series to a close for this year.
Published on 24 November 2011