April – September
Wednesday, April 17th
Irish Culture Evening, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France
To celebrate its Presidency of the EEC, Ireland is presenting a 3 day Cultural Event in Strassburg which will showcase many Irish artforms…Catherine Rhatigan and Dave Aebli, Irish Harp and Double Bass will perform at the Council of Europe for the final evening, which also includes exercpts from the works of Samuel Beckett.
Wednesday, June 15th
James Joyce Foundation, Zurich
Catherine Rhatigan, harp and Brendan Wade, pipes, flute, voice and whistle join Zurich Joyceans for and evening of merrymaking on the eve of Bloomsday …
Wednesday, July 24th
Oideas Gael Culture Week, Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal
The full group of Eileen Carr, Paul Dooley, Mickey Dunne, Prannie Rhatigan, Catherine Rhatigan, Dave Aebli and Colette Mc Devitt will entertain participants at the Culture Week in Glencolmcille. Tickets available through Oideas Gael, Glencolmcille, and at the door. Concert starts 20.00
Glen is an area full of ancient history, and the harp has a special place in the hearts of people living there since the days when Fr. Dyer had a special wish to see the harp being played by the children of Glen, and founded a harp summer school in the village in the early 1980s.
Thursday, August 1st
St. Columba’s Church, Drumcliffe, Co. Sligo,
Poet W.B. Yeats is laid to rest in the churchyard of this beautiful church which dates from the 10th century, and this evening of poetry, tunes, harp airs and anecdote takes a look at the work of both Carolan and Yeats, two great west of Ireland artists, two hundred years apart but with some remarkable similarities…Drumcliffe Teahouse has refreshments and homemade goodies on sale during the interval. Join us for a celebration of poetry and the finest music on La Lunasa, the traditional and ancient start to the Celtic harvest season…
tickets 15 /12 euro, available from Drumcliffe Teahouse, starts 19.30, approx 90 minutes performance time.
St. Ronan’s Church Keadue, Co. Roscommon Now in its 30th year, the O Carolan Harp Festival hosts this concert which will feature, among other things, the music of the wire-strung harp, the kind of harp Carolan himself used. Expect a good helping of authentic old harp music, lively traditional dance music, and a few surprises! Concert starts 20.30. www.ocarolanharpfestival.com