I have two tickets to give away to one lucky winner for Ensemble Ériu at Triskel Christchurch on the 1 of October. To be in with a chance of winning, just email your name and day time telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us the name of the Irish Artist that The Stargazer music suite is based on (answer below!).
Closing date for entries is Wednesday 30th September at 6pm.
IRISH CONTEMPORARY TRAD 7 PIECE ENSEMBLE ÉRIU ANNOUNCE NATIONWIDE TOUR OF SUITE BASED ON THE PAINTINGS OF JACK B. YEATS
Ensemble Ériu are proud to announce a Cork date for The Stargazer suite of music based on the paintings of Jack B. Yeats at Triskel Christchurch 8pm,Thursday 1 October.
The suite, commissioned by The Model in Sligo with the assistance of the Arts Council’s Traditional Arts Commissions Award is a one-hour work of original music composed by Neil O’Loghlen and Jack Talty of Ensemble Ériu in response to selected paintings by Irish artist Jack. B Yeats.
The tour will also offer insights into how the compositional approaches adopted were influenced by the selected works of Yeats, taking the 7 piece contemporary traditional Irish ensemble to 5 of Ireland’s finest venues in Galway, Carrick-On-Shannon, Cork, Wexford, and finally Dublin.
It marks a significant development for Ensemble Ériu since releasing their self-titled debut album to critical acclaim in 2013, as this suite is based purely around original composition as opposed to the arrangement of pre-existing repertoire in the Irish traditional music canon.
As well as performing the suite in its entirety, the band will also draw upon older material and preview some new works from their forthcoming second album, which will be released in 2016.
Ensemble Ériu – Triskel Christchurch Presented by Triskel – Thursday 1 October – €12/10
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