With Fintan Vallely (flute and commentary), Tiarnán O Duinncín (pipes), Gerry O’Connor (fiddle), Máire Ní Choilm (voice)
Developed around the book, e-book and website Companion to Irish Traditional Music, edited by Fintan Vallely, this performance draws on the Companion’s historical thread. It is an encyclopedia to which over two hundred experts from all over the world contributed. A live music show with large-scale projected photographic and art imagery, it travels through different eras of Irish music from the Gaelic and Celtic consciousness of the late 1800s through the early 20th century to the modern era in which Irish traditional music is a genre widely known and played in Europe, Australia, the US and Canada. The musicians play superbly, both individually and together, a treat for the senses which will get you in the Christmas mood.