Ceol agus craic at tradfest

John Dwyer

A SPECIAL mix of poetry, music and song will celebrate the beauty of the Comeragh Mountains during the John Dwyer Trad Weekend in Waterford from Friday, October 18th to 20th as part of the Imagine Arts Festival.

On October 18th at St Patrick’s Gateway sean-nós singer Ann Mulqueen, singer and accordion player Breda De Paor, internationally acclaimed uillean pipe player David Power and poet Mark Roper host ‘In High Places’, a collaboration between musicians and a poet, based on the mysteries of the Comeraghs.

For this special event, Mark will read extracts from Comeragh: Mountain, Coum, River, Rumour, a book he released last year with photographer Paddy Dwan. This will be combined with the songs and playing of Ann Mulqueen and Breda De Paor, alongside uileann piper David Power.

The Gala Concert sees trad veteran John Dwyer joined by Galway fiddle-playing siblings Liz and Yvonne Kane, Máiread Hurley and John Blake (concertina and flute), Theresa O’Grady and Declan Payne (banjo and piano accordion), Damien O’Reilly and Caoilfhionn Ní Fhrighil (accordion) and concertina), Irene Cunningham (sean nós dance) and Nell Ní Chrónín (song) for the ultimate evening concert on Saturday, October 19th at St. Patrick’s Gateway.


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