Róisín ReImagined @ Kilkenny Arts Festival 2022

Róisín ReImagined @ Kilkenny Arts Festival 2022

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 7.30pm

Co-commissioned by KAF and the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Róisín ReImagined is a stunning collaboration breathing new life to the sean nós repertoire. Filmed and recorded at last year’s Festival, we’re delighted to be able to bring Róisín ReImagined to live audiences this year.

Award-winning vocalist Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, ‘One of today’s great singers’ (Irish Echo), joins forces with the Irish Chamber Orchestra to perform a range of classic sean nós songs, imaginatively arranged by six leading Irish composers: Cormac McCarthy, Paul Campbell, Linda Buckley, Sam Perkin, Niamh Varian-Barry and Michael Keeney.

The project made its debut at last year’s Festival in the shape of a film recorded behind closed doors and streamed online, and an album released earlier this year garnered rave reviews. Now, at last, Nic Amhlaoibh and the ICO return to St Canice’s to perform these arrangements for a live audience. Featuring fresh interpretations of timeless classics like An Chúilfhoinn and Róisín Dubh, Róisín ReImagined offers a thrilling exploration of Ireland’s rich musical heritage.

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Published by The Journal of Music on 8 August 2022

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