OCTOBER 28th KIRCHE WASTERKINGEN, 20.UHR
Tale of the Gael full lineup looking forward to music for an Autumn Evening in the beautiful church in Wasterkingen.
NOVEMBER 1ST Schlosskeller Grünningen, as part of The Celtic Fragment Project. Join us for the ancient and eerie feast of Samhain, when the Celts began their new year by honouring the dead. Stories, music and spirits of varying kinds, including whiskey…Catherine Rhatigan harp, Robert Tobin, flute/whistle, Dave Aebli bass/guitar, Isabelle Hauser, storytelling, (in Swiss German) www.thecelticfragment.ch. Tickets online: www.grueningen-sessions.com
PAST EVENTS with The Celtic Fragment Project: May and June, August and September.
September 21, Autumn Equinox. The Fintan Foundation in beautiful Rheinau, host this September event in the magnificent Kloster room at 19.30. With some spontaneous verses in Scots Gaelic recited by Yannick Kadvany, and an introduction to the Celtic background of this serene place by local historian Marcus Sieber, this was an evening of rare harmony. Ten days later the Foundation hosted a walk through the Celtic landscape of the area between Rheinau and Bühl resulting in a day of revelation and surprises for all present. Catherine Rhatigan harp, Isabelle Hauser, stories, Dave Aebli, bass/guitar. Pic: Group at the well of Celtic Goddess/ Christian Saint Lottburga, Bühl Germany
June 23rd, Bonfire Night. Zentrum Karl der Grosse, Zurich. Stories and music celebrating Bonfire Night in Ireland with Catherine Rhatigan, harp, Dave Aebli, bass/guitar and Isabelle Hauser, stories. Hosted by Friends of Celtic Spirit, Zurich.
Saturday May 20 Keltische Musik und Gesichten in Waldhütte, Aesch ZH
Die Menschen keltischen Ursprungs finden nichts Aussergewohnliches daran, ihr Heim mit Marchenfiguren und sprechenden Tieren zu teilen und Ubersinnliches und Zauber zu erleben. Im 19. Jahrhundert meinte ein Sammler von Irischen Volkmarchen, dass je armer eine Person sei, desto wunderbarer und verschwenderischer ihre Fantasie und Marchen waren. Wahrend sich die in Schweizer Mundart vorgetragenen Geschichten entfalten, bereitet der irische Klang von Floten und Harfe vor uns eine Landschaft von Nebelschwaden und Bergen, Kusten und Hutten aus, von wo aus viele der Geschichten und Melodien ihre Reise um die Welt begannen. www.kuko-aesch for reservations and tickets. 25/15 CHF. 20.00 Uhr Part of the Celtic Fragment Concert Series www.thecelticfragment.com
Wednesday, June 21 The Summer Solstice celebrated in The Albert-Ankar Haus, Ins, Bern Special Guest Matthias Brefin, great grandson of Albert Ankar, joins Catherine Rhatigan harp, Brendan Wade pipes /flute /voice and Isabelle Hauser for an evening of music, song, stories and reminiscence, anecdote and local Celtic lore. A combination not to be missed. German and English. 19.00 start. Kollekt/ recommended contribution 25 CHF Presented as part of the Celtic Fragment Series www.thecelticfragment.com
Recent Past Events: April 20 -23rd
The 9th Celtic Harp Festival in Vevey, Switzerland, is a wonderful four days of harp and fiddle classes, sessions, dance and concerts in a very picturesque area of the country. Friday, April 21st features a concert with harp tutors from Ireland, Scotland and Switzerland in full swing. Eglise de la Chiésaz, Saint -Légier, 20.30 pm. Entrance free, with a collection at the end. Full details: www.harpceltique.ch
Maurice O Connor, by Turlough O Carolan, Irish Harper/ Composer. Played here by The Angel Band on fiddle with harp and harpsichord, banjo and guitar. Harpsichord was often used to imitate the sound of a harp when the harp was missing from traditional groups around the 1960s in Irish folk music. The music of O Carolan (1670-1732) is on the programme for the concert on April 21st.
March 18th: Catherine and Brendan play at the Basel Irish gala lunch at 11.30 am
March 21st. The Celtic Fragment (Spring Equinox) concert in Martigny, Valais, with Isabelle Hauser, storyteller, and guest singer Laurine Moulin. There will also be a short talk on the Celtic history of the area. The event is free of charge and the audience is invited for a drink at the venue, Maison de la Musique at 21.15. Concert starts 19.30. Registration by sms to Catherine at 076 295 99 15 http://thecelticfragment.com
March 30th: An afternoon of song, stories and harp music in Uster with Catherine Rhatigan and Denise Graf. Guaranteed to put you in the mood for Spring!