DÉ HAOINE 25 BEALTAINE
Friday 25th May
DOIRSE // Doors: 8pm
LÁTHAIR // Venue: An Coire
TICÉID //Tickets: £10 / £5 (U-16s)
‘Seisiúin Cois Tine’ ina dhiaidh go mall
‘Fireside Session’ afterwards till late
Strung are a contemporary Irish music ensemble based in Cork, comprising Maria Ryan (violin/vocals), Lucia Mac Partlin (violin), Séan Warren (cello) and Aonghus McCarthy (piano). While undergoing classical training at Cork School of Music, they maintained a participating interest in Irish traditional music. Their dynamic ensemble and unique backgrounds allow them to subtly integrate complex harmonies and innovative motifs, while staying true to the deep-rooted authenticity of traditional Irish melodies. Strung’s sound radiates with originality, yet has an understated energy that instantly captivates.
In March 2016, Strung were winners of the Michigan Irish Music Initiative, a national competition for up and coming traditional Irish groups. In September 2016, they performed at the Michigan Irish Music Festival.
"Congratulations to Strung on their grand prize victory at the 2016 Michigan Irish Music Initiative. Your fine ensemble brings a truly unique, innovative and entirely musical energy to the trad Irish music scene. Your award was unanimous and enthusiastically given"- Tom Schaub (Michigan Irish Music Festival)
"A new approach to the tradition using the rarely heard instrumentation of piano, two fiddles and cello. It is a must listen for lovers of the tradition as well as forward thinking innovators within music"- Pádraig Rynne
"...symphonic grace and contemporary brilliance alongside a sound that can only come from a deep knowledge of the Irish tradition"- Martin Tourish