October – December 2013
Saturday, December 14 th
Swiss Celtic Harp Ensemble with Guest Brendan Wade
A programme of seasonal music from the Celtic lands featuring harp, uilleann pipes, whistle and voice…
Toit des Saltimbanques, Grand Rue 70, 2608 Courtleray Entrance 25CHF / 15
Saturday, November 9th
Concert/ Apero in Gallerie-Atelier 497, Zurich-Wollishofen
Enjoy gentle, colourful landscapes paintings from Ireland (Sandra Norris-Ondraschek) and Lithuania (Rimute Balniene) programme includes pieces from Ireland’s Turlough O Carolan in an Irish baroque style, and a collection of dance music and airs to complement the paintings…should be a very relaxed evening! Duet with Catherine Rhatigan harp, Robert Tobin flute. Seestrasse 497, 8038 Zurich-Wollishofen Doors open 19.00, concert starts 19.30 Tickets 25 CHF Tel: 079-293 70 21 (Susan Rothen) www.atelier497.ch Eintrag anzeigen (Deutsche text)
Friday, November 15th
Geneva Literary Aid Society , G.L.A.S.
An Evening with the Poetry of WB. Yeats and the Music of Turlough O Carolan, presenting their work side by side in the fascinatingly similar contexts of their life and times… Catherine Rhatigan, harp/text, Mickey Dunne, pipes/fiddle/whistle, Judith Lowrie voice, Robert Tobin, flute, Dave Aebli, double bass/bouzouki. Aula, College des Coudriers, 15a, Avenue Joli Mont, (opp Balexert) Geneva. Tickets: 30 CHF/ students and unemployed 15 CHF. Doors open 19.00, concert starts 19.30.
Proceeds to a centre in Darjeeling, India, that rescues children from abuse: www.edithwilkinsfoundation.org PS. The event raised 6.500 CHF, plus a mystery donation of 5000 CHF toward a project that raises awareness on sexual violence in India. Well done Geneva, we are proud to have been involved.
Saturday, November 16th
Reformed Church Wasterkingen:
Celtic Music for a November Evening…music and song to cheer a dark evening in the candlelit surroundings of this atmospheric church. Irish music and Irish whiskey on a cold evening…guaranteed to warm the heart!! Catherine Rhatigan, harp, Mickey Dunne, pipes/fiddle/whistle, Judith Lowrie voice, Robert Tobin, flute, Dave Aebli, double bass/bouzouki.
Starts 20.00. ends approx 21.00. Limited parking as there is also a market on that day.
Kollekt, with an apero and Irish whiskey tasting 21.00
Sunday, November 17th: workshop and concert
Pipers workshop in Eglisau with Mickey Dunne for intermediate and advanced players. 11.am -14.00
Venue: Pfarreizentrum, opposite the Catholic Church. 6 minutes walk from HUNTWANGEN-WIL railway station. Reachable by S 22 from Bulach, and S5, direction RAFZ from Zurich. if you come by train, leave the station on the CO-OP side, pass the Co-op, then pass the Migrolino station, cross the road, follow the narrow path beside the garage, and at the end of the path, look right, and you’ll see the church. The Zentrum is just opposite. Or phone…you all have Catherine’s mobile number!
Sunday, November 17th
Waldfried Kapelle Schaffhausen
Judith Lowrie, from Scotland, sings a selection of delightful Scottish songs on the theme of lullaby and farewell, accompanied by Catherine Rhatigan, harp and Mickey Dunne, pipes/fiddle/whistle
Starts 17.00 reservations 052 625 58 04 / email@example.com Tickets: CHF 25
April – September 2013 (Already played this year)
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.
Saturday, 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 …
Tuesday July 23rd
opening concert for the first of six summer performances featuring Paul Dooley, metal strung harp/fiddle,Catherine Rhatigan, Irish harp, Eileen Carr, silver flute, Mickey Dunne, uilleann pipes/ fiddle, Prannie Rhatigan, bodhran, Colette Mc Devitt or Catriona Williams, voice, Dave Aebli, bass/bouzouki
Trad Trathnona in Ionad Cois Locha, Dunlewie, Co. Donegal
Starts 20.30, tickets 8 euro, Contact 074 9560100 An evening of traditional music session style with six piece Tale of the Gael, and local musicians in the local interpretive centre. An art workshop for kids between 6 and 13 takes place while the music is on so parents can listen and kids can paint…check www.tlugh.ie for more info on this beautiful place.
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 Fr. McDwyer, the local parish priest founded a harp summer school in the village which still runs.
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
Tuesday, August 6th
A specially commissioned ‘Great Gaelic Evening’ which presents aspects of O Donnell clan history through music song and anecdote. A supper of oysters and smoked salmon served in ‘The Old Castle Bar’ across the road from the castle completes the evening. The event, which is part of ‘ The Gathering’ is sold out, and if it gets scheduled to run a second night, we’ll post the information here.