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Echoes of Erin, by Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (Special Event)

  • 24 Oct 2015
  • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, Bethesda, MD
Tickets: $20 advance/$27 door (advance tickets sold through the Institute of Musical Traditions.)

Co-sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, the Institute of Musical Traditions, and Echoes of Erin, by Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (CCE), O'Neill-Malcom Branch, this special 2015 Comhaltas concert tour of North American features the tops in Irish Traditional Entertainment, direct from Ireland.

Echoes of Erin, the 43rd Annual Concert Tour of North America features 14 artists, many of whom are All-Ireland champions. This concert will illustrate the scope of the various art forms- all aspects of solo and group instrumental music, songs in the Irish language (as Gaeilge) and traditional ballads in English, various forms of traditional dancing and the art of storytelling and recitation.

Further details will be available at www.comhaltas.ie detailing information on the performers selected from all over Ireland. Performers include:

Orla Brannigan (champion Irish dancer, flute and whistle), Dic Béimis (Sean Nós dancing), Hannah Collins (multiple All-Ireland piano titles), Sorcha Costello (at the age of 11 won the U-12 All-Ireland fiddle competition), Joe Connaire (banjo and mandolin), Michael Curran (Senior All Ireland Button Accordion title), Conor Mallon (All-Ireland Champion on Uilleann Pipes), Clara Mannion (2013 All-Ireland U18 concertina), Mark Nestor (dancing), Éadaoin Ní Mhaicín (All-Ireland titles in fiddle, harp, piano, viola & lilting), Elle Marie O' Dwyer (singing won All-Irelands), Cein Sweeney (Senior All-Ireland Flute Champion), Alannah Thornburgh (All-Ireland Fleadh prizes on harp, piano), Joe Arkins (singer), Aaron Brady (singer and percussionist)

For further information, contact Maddy O'Neill Dean 


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