Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann plays a vital part in the worldwide advancement and promotion of Irish music and culture in the 21st Century. However, we should never lose sight of the great musicians and composers who kept the music and song alive in more difficult times. Tunes and songs that are centuries old are still being performed today thanks to the efforts of composers and collectors, musicians and singers, who fought a growing tide that threatened to sweep our culture aside. From Carolan and Raftery to Ó Riada and Rowsome, visionary men and women have made possible a unique inheritance for our generation – a true ‘Legacy’ for the Ireland of today. Legacy, featuring the Comhaltas National Folk Orchestra of Ireland and special guests, will take you on a journey through the musical and cultural landscape of Ireland honouring some of the great men and women who have helped shape and define our tradition down through the generations. Inspired by some of the our greatest tunes and songs, Legacy will also feature newly composed music by Tom Doorley and will be scripted and directed by Ray Conway.
Tickets are now available for 'Legacy' - which will be performed on Friday, August 18th by the Comhaltas National Folk Orchestra of Ireland as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017. This one-off concert is not to be missed. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Legacy 2017 will feature the following talented Munster performers:
Clare: Conor Arkins, Conor O'Loughlin
Cork: Aisling Vaughan, Sandra Walsh, Mairead Carey
Kerry: Donagh McElligot, Allanah Kissane
Limerick: Deirdre Murphy, Anna Sheehan, Gráinne Fitzgibbon
Tipperary: Tadhg Maher, Denise Kennedy
Waterford: Rebecca McCarthy-Kent, Clara Mannion, Jana McCarthy-Kent
Tour Manager: Eddie Murphy (Limerick)
The Comhaltas National Folk Orchestra of Ireland is made up of over sixty of the finest young traditional and classical musicians from 20 different counties in Ireland and from the U.K. The orchestra was first formed by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in the late 1980s and has always attracted the most gifted young Irish musicians and singers.
Tickets are €25 for adults/€12.50 for Under 18s. A special group rate of €12.50pp is available to Comhaltas groups of over 20 members. To book tickets click here or contact the Glór Booking Office at 065 684 3103