glór presents the premiere of Shorelines, written & performed by Nuala Kennedy, commissioned by glór
The image of a lone figure standing by the shore, runs deep within the Irish music tradition; it is evoked time and again in our songs and poems of love, waiting, loss and emigration.
Commissioned by glór in 2020, and written during our extended Lockdown period, Nuala Kennedy’s Shorelines both explores that tradition of solitude and joyfully celebrates the return to live music performance with a thrilling new band that features some of the leading lights within traditional music:
Nuala Kennedy – vocals, flutes, composition
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh – vocals, flutes
Tony Byrne – guitar
Tara Breen – fiddle
Caoimhin Vallely – piano
Newly composed music meets traditional song, as eddies and currents shape the rocks on the Irish shore. Shorelines begins with the image of a woman by the sea, lamenting a loss, but vowing to venture forth and explore the world…
Commissioned by glór with support of The Arts Council Commission Award, as one of three commissions to premiere this autumn as glór turns 20.
Tickets: €20/€18 Conc. + €1 Booking fee.
Please note all ticketholders are required to show proof of Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate on entry to this event at glór. Children under 18 who are accompanying adults do not need proof of vaccination or recovery.