Open air event*

Fête de la Musique

Fête de la Musique

Come and join us for another great Fête de la Musique at CCI. You won’t be disappointed with our line-up of three different concerts: indie-folk, traditional Irish and original big band ska!

 

Indie-folk

Ailbhe Reddy

Dublin musician Ailbhe Reddy is one of Ireland’s most promising young singer-songwriters. Her first single Flesh & Blood propelled her onto the music scene in 2014 and since then she has played at every major Irish festival - Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, Other Voices, Hard Working Class Heroes, Knockanstockan and Spirit of Folk. Her hugely successful EP Hollowed Out Sea, released last year, saw her being nominated Artist of the Week in The Irish Times and chosen as Record of the Day in the UK.

“Prepare to be floored – it’s wonderful”.
Record of the Day

 

Traditional Irish

Goitse

James Harvey (banjo, mandolin), Aine McGeeney (vocals, fiddle), Colm Phelan (bodhrán), Tadhg O Meachair (piano, piano accordion),b(guitar)

The multi-award-winning quintet Goitse was forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick University’s Irish World Academy of Music. Recently crowned Live Ireland’s ‘Trad group of the Year’, Chicago Irish American News’ ‘Group of the Year’ (2015), as well as winning the prestigious ‘Freiburger International Leiter 2016’ award in Germany, they have made a name for themselves as one of the most sought after bands amongst connoisseurs of Irish traditional music. Their fourth album, Inspired by Chance, has received rave reviews as the band continues to take the traditional Irish music scene by storm.

“They play with the wisdom of musicians with many more road miles beneath their belt.”
(Irish Times)

 

Ska

Interskalactic

Ray Cranley (guitar/vocals), Tim Higgins (drums/vocals), Ruth Kennington (keyboard/vocals), Rónán O’Neill (percussion/vocals), Alison Reynolds, Mason McMillen (tenor saxophone), Kevin Foran, Shane Clear (trumpet), Christopher Rooney, Alex Borwick (trombone), Graham Heaney (bass guitar)

Hailed by Ryan Tubridy as “the future of ska in Ireland”, Interskalactic have firmly marked their place as a truly unique favourite on the Irish live-music scene. Ska first came to world attention with celebrations of Jamaican independence in the ‘60s and Interskalactic’s modern big band style is bringing this infectiously positive music back into fashion in Ireland. Their upbeat set features covers from classic ska artists including Prince Buster, The Skatalites and Byron Lee & The Dragonaires, their own ska-ified versions of popular hits from the last few decades together with their own music.