An Cosán Draíochta

An Cosán Draíochta

Friday, 11 November 2022, 8.00pm

Fri 11 Nov, 8pm, €18/€16

Stiúideo Cuan present a commission by Johnny Óg Connolly in memory of his late father, renowned melodeon player Johnny Connolly, produced by multi-award winning writer and director Darach Mac Con Iomaire.

Johnny Connolly was a gentle, kind and warm-hearted musical genius that filled every room with joy and rhythm, lifting spirits and inspiring sean-nós dancers across the globe. An Cosán Draíochta was the name given by the inhabitants of Inis Bearachain to the path which emerged to the mainland during the ebb tide. A liminal space, An Cosán Draíochta was arterial in the life and psyche of the islanders – as was their music.

This high-end work will feature solo and ensemble elements, seamlessly weaving music and the oral art forms of song & poetry. Performers include Ciara Ní Bhriain (fiddle/viola), Clíodhna Ní Choisdealbha (banjo, tenor guitar & Greek bouzouki), Jim Higgins (piano & percussion), Pádraig Ó Dubhgaill (guitar), Johnny Óg Connolly (accordion & melodeon) & Seosamh Ó Neachtain (dancer).
Supported by The Arts Coucil and Meath County Council Arts Office.

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