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Four Top Traditional Artists perform in a unique Trad Music Theatrical Concert – Thursday 24th August

Four Top Traditional Artists perform in a unique Trad Music Theatrical Concert – Thursday 24th August

image1‘Edges of Light’

Colin Dunne (dance), Tola Custy (fiddle), Maeve Gilchrist (harp) and David Power (uilleann pipes) – Ireland/Scotland

Thursday 24th August 8pm (opening night of the Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival)

Tech Amergin in collaboration with Music Network are delighted to present the prodigiously talented dancer Colin Dunne, fiddler Tola Custy, harpist Maeve Gilchrist and uilleann piper David Power. This newly-commissioned work, is a sparkling kaleidoscope of melody and rhythm inspired by the natural sounds and shimmering patterns of light that announce Ireland’s day.

‘Edges of Light’ draws from a unique and little known Irish idiosyncrasy: the rising of the sun at Dunsink Observatory occurs 25 minutes and 21 seconds later than at Greenwich, meaning that 8 pm Dublin Mean Time occurs at 8.25 pm GMT! Step in time anyone? According to Deirdre Moynihan, Programmes Manager at Music Network, “This new work is a complete piece, running for about 75 minutes. Some of the tunes selected are quite old and are woven around new compositions, so it’s a mix of contemporary and traditional music with dance not only as a visual element but part of the sound-scape of the whole piece”.

Best known for his performances and choreography in Riverdance and Dancing on Dangerous Ground, Colin Dunne has toured with musical groups The Chieftains and De Dannan and performed at such venues as Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall. Three award-winning musicians from Ireland and Scotland complete the ensemble: Clare fiddler Tola Custy, one of the founding members of ground-breaking band Guidewires, acclaimed harpist Maeve Gilchrist and uilleann piper David Power, a former member of Liam Clancy’s Fairweather Band and regular collaborator with Martin Hayes’ Masters of Tradition Project.

Programme Notes by Ellen Cranitch Ellen Cranitch Programme Notes

Trad Music Review by Paul O’Connor Review of Edges of Light by Paul O’Connor 2016

Irish Times Review by Siobhan Long Irish Times Article on Edges of Light

New York Times Review by Siobhan Burke 6th June 2017 New York Times Review Edges of Light June 2017

Tickets €20. Limited seating available. Pre-booking essential on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com

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