Past Events

 

December 2016

Details for the December 16th concert, poster by Aline Marandet

Friday 16th.

Tale trio of Brendan Wade, pipes, flute whistle and voice, Dave Aebli, guitar bass, bouzouki, and Catherine Rhatigan perform their final concert of the Centenary series for 2016. Join us for a musical journey through Dublin, starting in medieval Dublin and finishing up in one of Dublin’s many musical pubs of today…The Saltimbanques is a lovely venue with space for about 60 guests in a cosy setting.                                          Reservations ’32 944 22 43.                    Concert Starts 20.00


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November

A wonderful Centenary Evening in Lausanne University, Nov 29th 2016

A wonderful Centenary Evening in Lausanne University, Nov 29th 2016

Tuesday 29th:

   Join the Tale trio of Brendan Wade, Catherine Rhatigan and Dave Aebli for an evening of poetry, song and music in Lausanne  University. Our focus is the music and song of Dublin. Lecture starts 18.00

All welcome

 

 

 

 

Friday, November 18th, Ireland 100 Years a Nation:  Songs, Stories and Music from Dublin

Christoph B. Herrmann, arranger and director for The Shamrock Singers, Basel

Christoph B. Herrmann, arranger and director for The Shamrock Singers, Basel

Gymnasium am Münsterplatz, Münsterplatz 15, 4051 Basel. Eingang Schlusselberg. Starts 20.00, doors open 19.30. Special Guests The Shamrock Singers, Basel under the baton of Christoph B. Herrmann who has arranged several Dublin songs in honour of the evening. Text and presentation by Werner P. Lukas in Basel-Deutsch and English. Tickets CHF 28 / 25 available  online from the following link Starticket,  or in store at  bigger Migros stores, Post, Sbb

With Catherine Rhatigan , Irish harp, Brendan Wade, uilleann pipes/ flute/ voice / whistle, Robert Tobin flute/ whistle/ Dave Aebli bass/ guitar/bouzouki. Join us as Dublin comes to life on the 100th birthday of the Irish nation.

The event is kindly supported by The Embassy Of Ireland and The Celtic Web.

Saturday, November 19  Ireland 100 Years a Nation: Songs, Stories and Music from Dublin.

Katja Baumann, choir Director and guest soloist

Katja Baumann, choir Director and guest soloist

Fass Keller Hönng, Regensdorfer 20, 8049 Zürich  with  special guests The Irish Centenary Singers under the direction of Katja Baumann, who also features as guest soloist. Whiskey tasting Apero after the concert. Tickets online from Starticket, and from SBB,Post and Migros outlets.  CHF 32, under 16 /senior citizens CHF 26. Doors open 19.00, concert starts 19.30.

With Catherine Rhatigan Irish Harp, Brendan Wade, Uilleann pipes/whistles/voice, Robert Tobin silver flute, Dave Aebli, double bass/ guitar/ bouzouki.

Sunday November 20th, Ireland 100 Years a Nation: Songs Stories and Music from Dublin

The Four Courts, Dublin, with the river Liffey in the foreground

The Four Courts, Dublin, with the river Liffey in the foreground

with guest singers The Irish Centenary Choir, under the baton of Katja Baumann, who also features as guest soloist. Whiskey tasting after the concert. Tickets online from Starticket, SBB, Post and Migros outlets, CHF 32, senior citizens /under 16 CHF 26.                                                             Doors open 16.30. Concert start 17.00

All three events kindly supported by The Embassy of Ireland in Bern

Monday June 13 – Thursday 16 June:
Centenary Concerts
Czech Republic, Austria and Slovakia

Tale of the Gael in the garden of Lough Cutra Castle, Gort, Co. Galway

Tale of the Gael in the garden of Lough Cutra Castle, Gort, Co. Galway

Bringing a life-sized chunk of Dublin, her music, her stories and her songs with us as we play to audiences in these four wonderful European cities. Dublin; City of Viking roots, of Riverdance, of U2. Immortalised by James Joyce, romanticised by Patrick Kavanagh, cherished by Brendan Behan. Celebrating one hundred years a nation in 2016 with an extraordinary upsurge of music, theatre, art and cultural creativity, which we are delighted to be part of and to share during these concerts. Join us if you can, in one of these beautiful European locations as we bring the songs, history and music of Dublin on tour. We are grateful to the Department of Foreign Affairs in the various countries for support, encouragement and guidance with this project.

  • Mickey Dunne:  pipes/whistle
  • Deirdre Starr: concertina/voice
  • Robert Tobin:  flute/whistle
  • Catherine Rhatigan: Irish harp
  • David Aebli: guitar/double bass/bouzouki

 

Monday June 13th:

Prague: the perfect city to play in for Yeats Day... mystery and romance in abundance...

Prague: the perfect city to play in for Yeats Day… mystery and romance in abundance…

Na Pradle Theatre, Besedni 487/3 Prague 1, Czech Republic. 19.00. Admission free on first come first served basis.

 

Tuesday June 14th:

The wonderful Johann Strauss...we won't leave Vienna without playing a waltz...

The wonderful Johann Strauss…we won’t leave Vienna without playing a waltz…

Universitaätcampus, Altes AKH, Alsen Str 1090 Vienna, Austria. 19.00. Free admission.

 

Wednesday June 15th:

Zichy Palace, Venturska 9, 81108, Bratislava, Slovak Republic. 19.00, Admission free.

Thursday June 16th (Bloomsday):

Marilyn Monroe reading Ulysses...

Marilyn Monroe reading Ulysses…

European Centre for Modern Languages, Nikolaiplatz 4, 8020 Graz, Austria. 19.15, Doors open 18.30. Adm: 18 /14 euro. Reservations: martin.niamh@gmail.com Tickets on sale at Flann O Briens Irish Pub Graz, and on the door.  http://anglo-austrian-society.weebly.com/ As it’s Bloomsday, expect a really strong shot of Dublin and surprises…

 

Friday, May 27th

Turlough O Carolan, 1670-1732 Irish harper and composer synonomous with elegant Irish harp music

Turlough O Carolan, 1670-1732 Irish harper and composer synonomous with elegant Irish harp music

Schloss Grünningen, Kirchgasse 5,  8627 Grünningen

Catherine Rhatigan harp, Brendan Wade pipes/voice/flute and Dave Aebli, bass/bouzouki.  In keeping with the elegant surroundings, the evening’s programme reflects the often surprisingly sophisticated music of 18th century  blind Irish harper and composer Turlough O Carolan as played in the castles and great  houses of Ireland at the time. Also featured are songs and music of Dublin to celebrate Ireland’s centenary year 1916-2016. Tickets on sale and as space is limited with the castle, booking is advised.

How to get there on the link underneath- http://www.schlossgrueningen.ch/metanavigation/anfahrt.html/12

Full concert details on the link below: Tale of Gaell_160527_Plakat_03_895x1280

 

Sunday March 20th:

Harp Workshop in Eglisau with Catherine Rhatigan and Karen Van Rekum…details on harp workshop page  http://irelandharp.net/workshops-and-classes/harp-saturday/

 

Sunday, February 7th 2016:

Catherine and Brendan play two of Irelaand's oldest instruments; pipes and harp

Catherine and Brendan play two of Ireland’s oldest instruments; pipes and harp

Sternen Ruti, ZH. Brunch and Concert.
Music from 10.am Booking advisable at 055 240 16 14

Catherine  and Brendan are joined by Swiss harper Karen Van Rekum for a Shamrock Sandwich… well seasoned tunes on a plate of mature O Carolan airs served with plenty of songs, good humour and craic…

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