Michael Holohan works performed at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018 Drogheda
St Peter’s Church of Ireland
Cormac O'Broin, cello
RTÉ Contempo Quartet: Bogdan Sofei, violin; Ingrid Nicola, violin; Andreea Banciu, viola; Adrian Mantu, cello
Boyne Chamber Orchestra
This concert will throw the spotlight on the collaborations of the composer Michael Holohan (Aosdána member) with the acclaimed uilleann piper Mick O'Brien. The major work of the evening will be The Road to Lough Swilly / An Bóthar go dtí Loch Súilí for uilleann pipes and string orchestra.
Mick O'Brien will also perform Michael Holohan's An Fear as Fingal, a work for solo pipes, written to commemorate the great Seamus Ennis who spent his final years in the Naul, Co. Dublin. The concert will also feature arrangements of songs, airs and tunes which have a special connection with Drogheda and its immediate area including The Bonny Light Horseman, Sweet Duleek Gate and Dark Loch na Garr, a beautiful air given to the composer by the concertina player Jim McArdle and the renowned Clare fiddler, the late Joe Ryan who lived in Drogheda in later life.
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