Upcoming Events 2017

Stories from the Celtic Imagination, art, and the sound of the rushing Rhinefalls: join us in Galerie Rhinart, Neuhausen beside the magnificent Rhinefalls for the Lunasa Event in The Celtic Fragment Series. Sunday August 20th. Finisage 16.00, concert and Stories 17.00. Kollekte. All welcome. www.thecelticfragment.com for details

 

 PAST EVENTS: May  and June                                                                                                                       Saturday May 20                                                                                                     Keltische Musik und Gesichten in Waldhütte, Aesch ZH

Mit Catherine Rhatigan, Harfe, Brendan Wade, Pipes voice and flute, and Isabelle Hauser,  storytelling (deutsch).

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!