Alborada and the Dawning of New Irish Music

Alborada and the Dawning of New Irish Music

Saturday, 26 October 2019, 5.00pm

Witness the rising stars of music from Ireland with a performance of new music from students of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Music Generation and TU Dublin Conservatory of Music.

​Three pieces from the Slí Mhantáin Suite, composed for and performed by the Rithim Trad Orchestra: The Gateway (composed by Rachel Duffy), Sliabh Ruadh (composed by Tim Doyle) and Draíocht agus Drúcht (composed by Gerry O'Donnell). The Rithim Trad Orchestra is made up of advanced traditional musicians from Music Generation Wicklow, County Wicklow.

Alborada: Music for the Dawn: Composed and performed by Martin Tourish and Music Generation Carlow and Music Generation Waterford. The alborada is a musical form found in Galician, Asturian and Catalan traditional music in which the piper greets the sunrise with music. The dawn here is symbolised by the exceptional young musicians of Music Generation Carlow and Music Generation Waterford who will give a whirlwind performance of Catalan traditional music capped off with their respective group compositions reflecting on the magic of Catalan culture. Commissioned for Creative Connexions Ireland: Sitges Live'19 and co-funded by the Music Generation/Arts Council Partnership.

Visions and Voices: Composed by Martin Tourish in collaboration with young musicians from the Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra. Commissioned by Music Generation Laois in 2016, funded by Per Cent for Art through Laois County Council and the Laois 1916 Commemorative Fund.

TU Dublin Conservatory of Music Graduate Class 2019: New music performed by Robert Finnegan (saxophone), Luke Webb (harp), Christina Ryan (clarinet) and Jack Hennessy (flute & bodhrán).

Saturday 26th October, 18.00
€5, Book at
Venue: Teatro El Prado. Carrer Francesc Gumà, 6



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