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Cordeen Live in Youghal – 9th June

For our June concert event we are delighted to welcome Cordeen, a Button Accordion quartet from Newfoundland and Ireland as part of their tour of Ireland. The group explores the music and song from their native regions in what promises to be fantastic night’s entertainment.

Cordeen Live in Youghal
8pm at Brú na Sí
Tickets:

  • Adults – €15 per person
  • Concessions (OAP, Under 18) – €10 per person

To reserve a ticket, email youghal@comhaltas.net or call 087 793 4504
Tickets can be BOOKED ONLINE via Eventbrite. Please be aware that a credit card charge is applied for tickets sold online.

Cordeen are:

    • Graham Wells (Newfoundland) – previously a member of the renowned band, The Irish Descendants
    • Benny McCarthy (Waterford, Ireland) – founding member of iconic traditional music group Danú
    • Billy Sutton (Newfoundland)- of the popular trad/rock group The Fables. He is not only a master accordionist but a prodigious talent on the bouzouki, fiddle and mandola!
    • Conor Moriarty (Sliabh Luachra, Ireland) – an All-Ireland Accordion champion who learned to play at the knees of great players like John Brosnan and Jimmy Doyle.

For more information on Cordeen and their music, take a look at their facebook page, and their website – https://www.cordeen.com/

Friday, 24th Feb: Caitlín Nic Ghabhannn & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh

For our February concert and workshop we are delighted to welcome Caitlín and Ciarán to Brú na Sí.

Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh

8pm – Concert.

Ticket Information:

Concert Only Tickets – €10 per person.
Concert Ticket + Pre-concert Dinner (@7pm) – €12 per person. Please note, limited places are available for the dinner).

Please email youghal@comhaltas.net to reserve your ticket or call 087 793 4504.

Caitlín Nic Gabhann – concertina / dance
Three time All-Ireland champion on concertina, Caitlín is a regular performer at festivals and in concert halls from North America all the way to Asia. She is also an accomplished dancer and has toured the world with Riverdance as a troupe dancer. Writing tunes since the age of ten, her compositions have been performed in the Cork Opera House and The National Concert Hall, Dublin and recorded by renowned musicians in Ireland and abroad. She teaches concertina annually at summer and winter schools in Ireland, Europe and USA.

Ciarán Ó Maonaigh – Fiddle
A former recipient of TG4 Young Musician of the Year, fiddle player Ciarán Ó Maonaigh hails from the Gaoth Dobhair gaeltacht in Co. Donegal. Growing up, he was heavily influenced by his extended family; his grandfather and teacher Francie Mooney, Altan members Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Frankie Kennedy, Derry fiddle player Dermot McLaughlin as well as the Donegal fiddle legend John Doherty amongst others.

Caitlín and Ciarán will be holding a workshop for our young musicians prior to performing. Please contact us to reserve your ticket and note that workshop places are available to musicians of other Comhaltas groups.

To find out more about Caitlín and Cirarán, check out their facebook page.

 

 

April 1st 2017 – Daithí Kearney and Adèle Commins

Our March/April event sees Daithí Kearney and Adele Commins make a welcome return to Brú na Sí.

Daithí Kearney and Adèle Commins

8pm at Brú na Sí

Tickets €10 per person

To reserve a ticket, email youghal@comhaltas.net or call 087 793 4504

Dr Daithí Kearney is a graduate of University College Cork and currently Programme Director of the BA (Hons) Applied Music at Dundalk Institute of Technology. Best known as a banjo and mandolin player, he also performs and has recorded on piano/keyboards, mandola and as a singer and dancer. A career highlight was a performance for President Obama in The White House on St. Patrick’s Day 2009.

Adèle Commins, Head of Creative Arts, Media and Music at DkIT, is a musicologist and an accomplished piano, piano accordion player and soprano. She has toured internationally with the Ceol Oirghialla Traditional Ensemble facilitating workshops and engaging in performances in America and Brazil.