11th Annual Evening of Music, Song and Chat in Fota House 22 August 2018

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Tá tráthnóna specialta cheoil, eagraithe ag Gaeilge Bheo arís i mbliana i Fota House

This year’s special guests are Steve Cooney, and Eilís ní Chinnéide

Steve Cooney is an Australian musician of Irish ancestry. He was born in Australia, where he learned to play the didgeridoo, and from the age of seventeen he played in a number of rock bands. He moved to Ireland in the early 1980s, and since then he played, noticeably the guitar, over 60 albums with Irish artists, such as the Irish band AltanThe ChieftainsClannad and Andy Irvine. He also composed his own material and is one of the most sought-after producer/arrangers in traditional music.

Eilís ní Chinnéide, from an Daingean, Co. Kerry, released to great critical acclaim two solo CDs - Time to Sail in 2001 and One Sweet Kiss in 2005. In 2007, alongside Rita Connolly, Seamus Begley, Jim Murray, Eoin Ó Beaglaoich and Dáithí Ó Sé, she was part of Béal Tuinne, a 15-song cycle, based on her own father, Caoimhín Ó Cinnéide’s poems and set to original music by world renowned composer Shaun Davey (Brendan Voyage, The Relief of Derry).

Bí cinnte go mbainfidh sibh an-thaithneamh go deo as an gceolchoirm seo. This show is sure to be a real treat.

The annual Oíche Cheoil this year is in FOTA HOUSE Crrigtwohill on 22 August, óna 7.15 PM go dtí 10.00 PM.

Tickets at €20 each are available and can be reserved by contacting 021 4613222. Finger food at intermission is included in price.

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