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This event is supported by Culture Ireland, Fingal County Council, Newbridge House and Creative Ireland.

 

Thursday 18th March

A tribute to poet Derek Mahon

with Stephen Rea, Matt Molloy, Neil Martin, Brian Connor and Paddy Glackin with Brídín and Felispeaks

Poems by Derek Mahon are used by kind permission of the Estate of Derek Mahon and The Gallery Press.

Belfast-born Derek Mahon was one of the leading poets of his and any other generation in Ireland. The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins said of Mahon that “he shared with his northern peers the capacity to link the classical and the contemporary but he brought also an edge that was unsparing of cruelty and wickedness”.

This tribute to Derek hosted by Stephen Rea, will draw together some of Derek’s most loved poems including Alien Nation, A Fox on Grafton Street, Washing Up and Everything is going to be Alright. It will be coupled with music performed by Matt Molloy, Paddy Glackin, Brian Connor and Neil Martin, as well as harpist Brídín and new poetry by rising artist poet and performer Felispeaks. Filmed in the beautiful Newbridge House, this will be a very special night bringing together poetry and music.

Streaming time is 8PM Irish Time (GMT), however events are available to watch on demand for 7 days after the release time & date.

Running Time: Approx. 60 mins

Friday 19th March

Frankie Gavin with Edel Fox & Catherine McHugh plus Sibéal

Two great concerts in one 

Frankie Gavin

Frankie Gavin has been playing traditional music since his teenage years. At the age of seventeen, he won All-Ireland competitions for both fiddle and flute. Originally influenced by some of the great Irish and American-Irish fiddle players such as James Morrison and Michael Coleman, he later found himself playing with stars such as The Rolling Stones, Stephane Grappelli, Elvis Costello and Yehudi Menhuin. All have left their mark on his eclectic approach to music and his globally renowned band De Dannan. The simple fact is that there is no more exciting fiddle player or moving flute player in the world of Irish music today. For this performance, Frankie will be joined by Edel Fox on concertina, one of the most accomplished musicians of her generation and Catherine McHugh, one of the most outstanding young accompanists and fiddle players in Irish traditional music today in the beautiful setting of Newbridge House. 

Sibéal

Sibéal Ní Chasaide’s unique vocal qualities and singing style command attention wherever she appears. She has already achieved the recognition and admiration in her own country that would normally take many years to attain. Her Debut EP ‘Live at Abbey Road’ was recorded in the iconic studio in London and her album ‘Sibéal’, features a variety of songs with lush orchestrations. Sibéal has gone on to perform in London, New York, Toronto and Sydney, is a regular on national television and radio and works with the Irish government in showcasing Ireland’s culture to international visiting dignitaries. Enjoy a stunning performance from Sibéal in the equally stunning Newbridge House.

Streaming time is 8PM Irish Time (GMT), however events are available to watch on demand for 7 days after the release time & date.

Running Time: Approx. 50 mins

This event is supported by Fingal County Council, Newbridge House and Creative Ireland.

 

This event is supported by Fingal County Council, Newbridge House and Creative Ireland.

 

Saturday 20th March

Phelim & The Drew House Band

Remember Ronnie & The Dubliners

 

Phelim Drew will be joined by Anto Drennan on guitar, Bernard Kavanagh on bass and Myles Drennan on drums in a night of song, story, reminiscence inspired by the Dubliners from the stunning Newbridge House.

“Growing up I was always struck by the electricity generated by a concert given by The Dubliners. Looking back, I can see clearly that the group was exceptional not only because of the individual strength of the performers but that combined they were a force of nature. That energy and excitement coupled with the unbridled joy of a Dubliner’s audience made for a night’s entertainment that felt more like a party in full swing where the hosts and guests were in perfect harmony.

Music has always played a big part in my tool-box as an actor and in the years since my father passed away, I’ve come to enjoy listening back over his musical legacy. The wealth of material has reawakened not only a sense of pride but also deep appreciation.”

Streaming time is 8PM Irish Time (GMT), however events are available to watch on demand for 7 days after the release time & date.

Running Time: Approx. 40 mins

Sunday 21st March

The Best of TradFest @ Home

from Dublin Castle

Featuring a selection of the artists who played at our TradFest@Home concerts back in January, a celebration of all that’s best in Irish music today from the stunning State Apartments in Dublin Castle Including…

Dervish, Altan, Hothouse Flowers, Mairead and Triona Ni Dhomhnaill, Karan Casey, Mark Redmond, The Mulcahy Family, Mike Hanrahan, Aoife Scott and many more.

 

Streaming time is 3PM Irish Time (GMT), however events are available to watch on demand for 7 days after the release time & date.

Running Time: Approx. 60 mins

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