2014

2014 Saturday 20th September

Celebrate 10 years of Friends of Celtic Spirit, Zurich, with an evening of storytelling, singing and harp music. Zentrum Karl der Grosse, Zurich.

Most Irish courts in the 9th century had their own harpers...

Most Irish courts in the 9th century had their own harpers…

Apero at 18.30, concert from 19.30, with Catherine Rhatigan, Sligo, Liz Wier, Antrim, and Treasa Ni Mhiollain, Aran Islands.

Reservations: 044 2520918 or mail [email protected]

Thursday, October 30th

Katholic Pfarramt St. Theresia, Borrweg 80, 8005 Zurich

Robert Tobin, Catheirne Rhatigan  and Dave Aebli are joined by Paul Dooley for whatt promises to be a great night of Irish culture and craic in Strassburg...BW_H7B413560 minutes of gentle Irish airs for an October afternoon…everyone welcome. Tale of the Gael Trio with Catherine Rhatigan harp, Dave Aebli bass and Robert Tobin silver flute.

Saturday, November 1st

Atelier 497, kunst am see 8038 zurich-wollishofen

zwischen zwei keltischen welten

Strange Celtic tales, art and music to celebrate the ancient feast of Samhain...

Strange Celtic tales, art and music to celebrate the ancient feast of Samhain

… music to celebrate the ancient celtic festival of Samhain, the time of year when the world of the dead is closest to the world of the living…. reservations essential, kollekt, refreshments available. Starts 19.00

With Catherine Rhatigan harp, Robert Tobin flute, Dave Aebli bass.

mail: [email protected] tel:079 293 70 21 Susan Rothen,

June 2014

Saturday, June 7th, The Library, Loughrea, Co Galway, Ireland. Words and Music from the West:

Lady Gregory Yeats Heritage Trail host Words and Music from the West:

Lady Gregory Yeats Heritage Trail host Words and Music from the West:

Celebrating the works and lives of Poet W.B. Yeats and composer Turlough O Carolan in a swirl of strings, uilleann pipes, flute, song and verse…supported by Coole Music and the Lady Gregory Yeats Heritage Trail. With Catherine Rhatigan harp, Deirdre Starr, voice, Robert Tobin, flute, Dave Aebli, bass/bouzouki, Mickey Dunne, uilleann pipes/fiddle

Tickets 12 /10 euro, starts 8pm  Also on display will be artwork by the Yeats Family, which you can enjoy with a glass of wine, included in the price. A nice start to the birthday celebrations for the poet, who turns 149 years old on June 13th! www.ladygregoryyeatstrail.com for full info.

Sunday, June 8th, The Gallery of Contemporary Art, George Bernard Shaw Theatre,Carlow

Words and Music fro the West..

Words and Music fro the West..

 as part of the Carlow Eigse Arts Festival. 17.30. Words and Music from the West: Celebrating the works and lives of Poet W.B. Yeats and composer Turlough O Carolan in a swirl of strings, uilleann pipes, flute, song and verse…s.With Catherine Rhatigan harp, Deirdre Starr, voice, Robert Tobin, flute, Dave Aebli, bass/bouzouki, Mickey Dunne, uilleann pipes/fiddle. Full details under Carlow Eigse Festival.

 

Friday, June 13th  Otelsingers go West with Brendan Wade and Catherine Rhatigan, Mühle, Otelfingen 8112, 20:00 kollekte

Catherine Rhatigan and Brendan Wade on a break from playing at a wedding recently...

Catherine Rhatigan and Brendan Wade on a break from playing at a wedding recently…

Volksmusik aus der Schweiz, Irland, England, Schottland und Amerika mit Arrangements von Benjamin Britten und Aaron Copland

Es musizieren:
Otelsingers (Gesang),
Catherine Rhatigan (Irische Harfe),
Brendan Wade (Uillean Pipes)
Katja Baumann (Director)

Thursday, April 24th, 2014, St. Columba’s Church, Drumcliffe, Ireland

High Cross at Drumcliffe Churchyard, Sligo,

High Cross at Drumcliffe Churchyard, Sligo,

1000 Years and 1 Day after the historic Battle of Clontarf and the death of Brian Boru

Enjoy this sparkling saga in surroundings as ancient as the story itself, in the shadow of Sligo’s majestic Ben Bulben. Homemade refreshments/glass of wine on sale in Teahouse during the interval

Starts 7.30 pm, doors open 6.45 pm Tickets on sale Drumcliffe Teahouse 071 914 4956 and Sligo Tourist Office, 071 916 1201. 12 /10 euro.

Mickey Dunne, Uilleann pipes/fiddle, Paul Dooley, medieval harp/fiddle, Catherine Rhatigan, harp, Robert Tobin, flute / whistle, Prannie Rhatigan, percussion, Dave Aebli, bass/bouzouki

Friday, April 25th, Carlow Easter Feile , St. Mary’s Church, 7.pm

a war march collected by Edward Bunting in the 19th century and believed to be 'very ancient'chantersRemembering Brian Boru,  and the Battle of Clontarf:

Irish Music spanning several centuries with a classical twist best describes the music played to accompany this majestic saga which has been told and retold over the last 1000 years by Norse and Gaelic storytellers alike….

Mickey Dunne, Uilleann pipes/fiddle, Paul Dooley, medieval harp/fiddle, Catherine Rhatigan, harp, Robert Tobin, flute / whistle, Prannie Rhatigan, percussion, Dave Aebli, bass/bouzouki

Saturday, April 25th,The Hunt Museum, Limerick. 

Paul Dooley from Clare, and Mickey Dunne from  Limerick, perform with Catherine Rhatigan, Robert Tobin and Dave Aebli in the Hunt Museum, Limerick, April 26th

Paul Dooley from Clare, and Mickey Dunne from Limerick, perform in the Hunt Museum Limerick. Pictured here in Donegal Castle at the World Clan Gathering of the O Donnells, August 2013

The story of Brian Boru unfolds through music and story as it has done for centuries, over a fine meal and wine, more details and booking for  on this event can be had by phoning 061 312662.

Mickey Dunne, Uilleann pipes/fiddle, Paul Dooley, medieval harp/fiddle, Catherine Rhatigan, harp, Robert Tobin, flute / whistle, Dave Aebli, bass/bouzouki

Friday, March 21st, Strasburg, France

Remembering Brian Boru, High King of Ireland 1014-2014

Robert Tobin, Catheirne Rhatigan  and Dave Aebli are joined by Paul Dooley for whatt promises to be a great night of Irish culture and craic in Strassburg...BW_H7B4135Story, music and the sound of the wire strung harp feature in this presentation, in which fragments of Ireland’s oldest music combine with traditional tunes to honour a great High King.                

Munsterhof,  7, Rue des Juifs,  6700 Strasbourg. Starts 20.00 

Contact  [email protected] for reservations

Paul Dooley, wire harp/fiddle,Catherine Rhatigan, harp, Robert Tobin, silver flute, Dave Aebli, double bass/bouzouki.                                                                                  

Saturday, March 22nd, Embrach, ZH, Switzerland

 Music for a Celtic for Spring!

20130423_171142Tale of the Gael celebrates the coming of Spring with music and  songs  that tell of soft evenings, new life and the promise of longer days…..                               Reformierte Kirche,  Embrach,    

starts 20.00, kollekte

Paul Dooley, wire harp/fiddle,Catherine Rhatigan, harp, Robert Tobin, silver flute, Brendan Wade, voice /uilleann pipes/flute/whistle, Dave Aebli, double bass/bouzouki.          

Sunday, March 23rd, Lausanne, Switzerland

Remembering Brian Boru, High King of Ireland 1014-2014

Brian Boru and Viking Ireland celebrated through song, music and story…

CPO, Ouchy, Lausanne, doors open 16.30, concert starts 17.30. Tickets 25- /20-/ 15 CHF. To reserve, mail to [email protected] or sms 078 811 85 40

With Brendan Wade, pipes, voice whistles/ Robert Tobin, flute, Catherine Rhatigan, harp/ Paul Dooley, medieval harp/fiddle, Dave Aebli, bouzouki/ bass

 

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Swiss Celtic Harp Ensemble with Brendan Wade   (Sold out)

IMG_1154 Directed by Catherine Rhatigan, this very special performance  marks the 1000th year since the death of  Brian Boru, High King of Ireland, at the Battle of Clontarf, (1014) The King has long been associated with the harp, and this event takes a backward glance at late medieval Ireland, the King, and the fascinating Viking connection

…Zentrum Karl der Grosse,  Zurich 19.30,

Tickets 30/15 Info and reservation Elizabeth Zollinger, 044 2520918, [email protected] Booking highly recommended. With a big thank you to ‘Friends of Celtic Spirit’ for supporting the event.

 

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