Drawing from the Well: Tommy Peoples

Drawing from the Well: Tommy Peoples

Saturday, 28 October 2023, 8.00pm

Drawing from the Well connects Ireland’s leading contemporary traditional performers with the great collections to inspire new work.

On Saturday October 28 the Irish Traditional Music Archive in association with NCH will stage the fourth major concert in the series at the National Concert Hall to celebrate the life and music of the great fiddle player Tommy Peoples. The concert coincides with the launch of ITMA’s digital exhibition of Tommy’s work on ITMA’s website led by his daughter Siobhán Peoples.

The line-up features many of the country’s leading traditional musicians, singers and dancers all of whom were connected to Tommy Peoples. The line-up includes Matt Molloy (flute), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki), Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Maighréad and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (singers) Paul Brady (singer, guitar), Paddy Keenan (uilleann pipes), Siobhán Peoples (fiddle), Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle), Conor Caldwell (fiddle), Theo Dorgan (poet), Seán Potts (uilleann pipes), Bríd Harper (fiddle), Seosamh Ó Neachtain (dancer), Megan Nic Fhionnghaile (fiddle) and many more. The programme will be presented through poetry and spoken wordy by poet Theo Dorgan.

Speaking about the forthcoming event, ITMA Director Liam O’Connor said: “The great collections of Irish music song and dance housed in ITMA serve as a continuing inspiration to our contemporary artists, fueling new creative endeavours. It is a source of great satisfaction for the Archive that we are now, in association with NCH, staging the fourth Drawing from the Well concert in the series, platforming a group of artists who have individually connected with the late Tommy Peoples and his extraordinary musical legacy.”

“Once again we will use the spoken word as part of the concert presentation and we are delighted to have the great poet Theo Dorgan.”

Presented by NCH in association with the Irish Traditional Music Archive

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Published by nationalconcerthall on 25 August 2023

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