Do Bhíosa Lá i bPort Láirge
Music Network’s traditional Irish tour, Do Bhíosa Lá i bPortláirge sees uilleann piper David Power, flute player Ciarán Somers and fiddler Fionn Mac Goilla Chuda explore the music of the South East..
The title of this traditional Irish tour, which means “I spent a day in Waterford”, is the first line of a song once heard in national schools across the country. Could its catchy melody be influenced by the sunny local climate? Find out as this tour explores music with its origins in the Co. Waterford Gaeltacht and the surrounding region - a veritable treasure trove of music with its origins in the Co. Waterford Gaeltacht and the surrounding region.
Joining David is flute player Ciarán Somers, a native of Mhuine Bheag, Co. Carlow, who is noted for his musical links with Brittany: his recent CD Faoi Bhláth was recorded there with fiddler Dave Sheridan and Breton guitarist Nicolas Quemener, formerly of Arcady. Dubliner Fionn Mac Goillachuda first fell in love with trad music in An Rinn, Co. Waterford, and later returned there to record two CDs with local musicians. In addition to numerous TV and radio appearances he has toured in Japan and across Europe in the distinguished company of The Helvick Heads, Dónal Clancy and Gorumna.
Music Network tours provide a wonderful opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost musicians at affordable prices in venues around Ireland, and are presented in association with The Irish Times and RTÉ lyric fm. Music Network is funded by the Arts Council. Further information from (01) 671 9429 or www.musicnetwork.ie.