The Summer Country Show 22

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The Summer Country Show 22

Back by popular demand “The Summer Country Show” returns for another night of toe-tapping magic featuring a glittering array of talent all on one show. The stellar line-up which wouldn’t look out of place in Nashville includes the energetic Shawn Cuddy , yodeling Kenny Archer ,the hilarious Gary Gamble, the star of TV Caitlin , the entertaining Curtis Magee and the popular Shaun Loughrey . Each of the stars will perform there trademark hit songs in the company of the fabulous Keltic Storm band. One thing is for sure if its Country Music you like then this is the show for you!

Grandparent and Toddler Sessions – An Creagán

Grandparent and Toddler

Thursday mornings from 10am-11.30am . These sessions encourages outdoor natural play for grandparents caring for young children. Lots of fun to be had, roaming, exploring and fun around the campfire. Then finishing off with tea and coffee in the centre.  Expect to get messy, dress for the weather. This is a FREE event and everyone is welcome, no need to book!

Therapeutic Horticulture at An Creagán

Therapeutic Horticulture

Monday 28th March for 10 weeks from 10.30am-1.30pm. This course uses gardening, plants and the wider environment to help individuals develop personally and socially and to improve confidence, overall well-being and a sense of connection to nature, self and others. Relaxation and mindfulness practices are incorporated into each session. This is a FREE event but booking is essential on 02880761112 or info@ancreagan.com

Steve Cooney and Dermot Byrne

Steve Cooney is best known for his development of an influential style of guitar accompaniment to traditional Irish dance music which he developed in West Kerry, and for which he won the National Entertainment Award with Séamus Begley in 1997.

Born in Melbourne Australia in 1953, he came to Ireland in 1980 and maintains his connections with the Aboriginal culture there, into which he was initiated. He has ancestral links with Tipperary, Cavan and Galway. He has participated in making more than 250 CD’s, either as a guitar or bass player or as producer and engineer. Also a poet and songwriter, he has worked with many iconic international artists in rock and country music but his primary focus is Irish traditional music, and fusions of that genre. He recently released a CD of solo guitar interpretations of ancient harp tunes, Ceol Ársa Cláirsí: Tunes of the Irish Harpers for Solo Guitar. He is also recording fusion music with his band Éiníní. He completed a Ph.D. in 2018 at NCAD on an intuitive musical notation system that he developed for early learners and those who experience difficulties with staff notation, and he lectures in tertiary institutions on the calculation of harmony and syncopation.

In 2020 he was given the RTÉ Folk Awards ‘Lifetime Achievement’ Award.

He is currently preparing the release of the CD ‘Rhapsody and Rascality’ with his band Éininí.

Dermot Byrne’s seemingly effortless playing, combined with great subtlety, and a faultless ear, makes him one of the great accordion players of his generation. He is one of Ireland’s foremost traditional musicians having been awarded the Irish Television station, TG4’s Traditional Musician of the Year  2013.  From Buncrana in the Inishowen peninsula, the most northerly part of Donegal, he played accordion from a young age with his father the inspirational Tomás O’Beirn, (Tommy Byrne) an enthusiastic promoter of the tradition. Dermot has had the good fortune to meet all the greats of Donegal music, including Johnny Doherty, Con Cassidy and Tommy Peoples making a great impact on the young Dermot, who went on to develop a unique style.  A long-time anchor of Altan, Byrne’s subtlety as an accordion player has always marked him apart.  In between he has found time to collaborate with Parisian harpist Floriane Blancke with Brendan O’Regan, Brid Harper and Steve Cooney, Dezi Donnelly and Jim Murray.

As well as his mastery of the Donegal style and repertoire, Dermot can turn with ease to other styles and traditions such as French musette, or South American choro music. Dermot has guested on collaborations with many great musicians including Seamus and Manus McGuire, Sharon Shannon, Frankie Gavin, Pierre Schryer, Tim O’Brien , The Stunning, Salsa Celtica and the late jazz violinist, Stephane Grappelli. His eponymous solo recording, which he has reissued recently, has received great critical acclaim.

Price:

Earlybird: £12.00
Standard: £15.00
U16: £8.00
Family (2 adults 2 U16): £32.00

Book Now: https://www.dunuladh.ie/whats-on/dun-uladh-events/240/

Goitse

The popular and multi-award-winning quintet Goitse was forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick’s Irish World Academy. Named Live Ireland’s “Traditional Group of the Year”, Chicago Irish American News’ “Group of the Year”, as well as winning the prestigious “Freiburger International Leiter” award in Germany, Goitse have become a leader of the new generation of traditional Irish ensembles.

Goitse has released five critically acclaimed recordings and maintains a year round touring schedule that includes performances throughout Ireland and the UK, Germany, France and the United States. Their latests CD, ‘Úr, was named ‘traditional album of the year’ in the ASLR celtic music awards. Their distinctive sound lies in the quality of their own compositions interspersed with traditional tunes from the countryside of Ireland and abroad, which make each performance unique. Laying the foundations for the music are World and All-Ireland Bodhrán champion Colm Phelan and Conal O’Kane, who is fast making a name for himself as one of the finest guitarists of his generation. The gripping rhythm section sets a powerful drive for the music while the sweet, charismatic voice of Áine Mc Geeney draws audiences into a song the way few performers can. Áine was named female musician of of the year in the ASLR awards in 2020 and the composer of the year in 2021.

Together, the quintet Goitse makes what Irish Music Magazine calls “Music that’s brimming with energy and creative zeal.”

Price:

Earlybird: £12.00
Standard: £15.00
Family: £32.00 (2 Adults and 2 Children)
Child: £8.00 (Under 16)

Book Now: https://www.dunuladh.ie/whats-on/dun-uladh-events/243/ 

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