2013

October – December 2013

Saturday, December 14 th

Swiss Celtic Harp Ensemble with Guest Brendan Wade

Swiss Celtic Harp Ensemble

Swiss Celtic Harp Ensemble

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 

20h00

www.saltimbanques.ch   www.charpensemble.com

Saturday, November 9th

Concert/ Apero in Gallerie-Atelier 497, Zurich-Wollishofen

An Atlantic storm  seascape off the Sligo coast, Spring 2013

An Atlantic storm seascape off the Sligo coast, Spring 2013

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

10th century Celtic cross and round tower in the background...Drumcliffe Churchyard, burial place of Sligo poet and Nobel Prize Winner, W.B. Yeats

10th century Celtic cross and round tower in the background…Drumcliffe Churchyard, burial place of Sligo poet and Nobel Prize Winner, W.B. Yeats

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.

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Saturday, November 16th

Robert Tobin, from Carlow, currently studying silver flute in Zurich, joins the group for the winter concerts

Robert Tobin, from Carlow, currently studying silver flute in Zurich, joins the group for the winter concerts

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

Mickey Dunne, great on the fiddle as well as the pipes!

Mickey Dunne and Paul Dooley, great fiddlers both.

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, Edinburgh, Scotland, koined by Catherine Rhatigan and Mickey Dunne, for a concert of Celtic songs and music

Judith Lowrie, Edinburgh, Scotland, joined by Catherine Rhatigan and Mickey Dunne, for a concert of Celtic songs and music

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 protected] Tickets: CHF 25

 

 

April – September 2013 (Already played this year)

Wednesday, April 17th

Irish Culture Evening, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France

Catherine Rhatigan and Dave Aebli, Irish harp and   Double Bass

Catherine Rhatigan and Dave Aebli, Irish harp and Double Bass

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

Brendan and Catherine play in the clouds...St. Gallen 2012

Brendan and Catherine play in the clouds…St. Gallen 2012

 

 

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

Dunlewie sits by a picturesque lake, if you're joining us for the music, give yourself time to absorb the scenery here. Breathtaking on good day...

Dunlewie sits by a picturesque lake, if you’re joining us for the music, give yourself time to absorb the scenery here. Breathtaking on  a good day…

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

Fr. McDyer, late of Glencolmcille, had a lifelong wish to see the harp played there and organised a summer school for harp in the early 80s there

Fr. McDyer, late of Glencolmcille, founded a summer school for harp there in the early 1980s

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,

Lines written by W.B. Yeats for Maud Gonne, now carved in stone outside Drumcliffe Church in Sligo

Lines written by W.B. Yeats for Maud Gonne, now carved in stone outside Drumcliffe Church in 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.

 

Saturday, August 3rdharper

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

Members of the O Donnell Clan from all over the world gather at their ancestral stronghold, Donegal Castle for 'A Great Gaelic Evening'

Members of the O Donnell Clan from all over the world gather at their ancestral stronghold, Donegal Castle for ‘A Great Gaelic Evening’

Donegal Castle

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.

 

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