Compánach the Music of Ireland- Fintan Vallely

Cork Folk Festival - Cork, Ireland - 28th Sep - 1st October 2017

Compánach the Music of Ireland- Fintan Vallely

37th Cork Folk Festival
Presents
Compánach – The Music of Ireland
The KINO , Washington St, Cork.
Saturday 1st October 5pm Tickets €15 www.proc.ie
Featuring Fintan Vallely (flute), Tiarnán Ó Duinnchín (uilleann pipes), Gerry O’Connor (fiddle), Karan Casey (song), Emma O Sullivan (sean-nós dance )
playing against a big-screen backdrop of photos by Jacques Nutan
Compánach is a concert of Irish music in its place – from all 32 counties on the island – a collaboration of photography and live music. Each enhances the other – an interplay of sound, sight and imagination which effortlessly conveys a large amount of contextual and stylistic information on Irish-Traditional music from the 1700s up to modern time. The playing is seamless, but rapidly-changing, some 90 tunes running without commentary in 25 sets. The narrative is subliminal, generated by some 800 images. Some of these are historical, but the bulk are photos by Jacques Nutan. His landscapes and personalities have independent dramatic power, they greatly expand the music experience and side-step the linguistic barriers which can often curtail comprehension among the diverse nationalities who listen to and perform Irish Traditional music.

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