Old Drogheda Society
TRADITIONAL DAY MILLMOUNT SUN 3 MAY 2015
1pm to 5pm
THE SEVEN AGES OF IRISH MUSIC IN DROGHEDA
This year's Traditional Day in Millmount celebrates THE SEVEN AGES OF IRISH MUSIC IN DROGHEDA - the major role played by Drogheda in the history of Irish Music .... from the ancient mythology of AMHAIRGIN, the inventor of poetry and song who is reputedly buried under Millmount ... to the famous DROGHEDA HARP SOCIETY of the 19th Century ... the Singing Weaver JOHN SHEIL ... the TAYLOR BROTHERS and the great Drogheda Uilleann Pipers .. to MARY ANN CAROLAN and the other great traditional singers and musicians of the 20th Century.
EL SAFTY, ARMSTRONG & BROWNE in concert - Supergroup Róisín El Safty (sean nós singer), Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Medieval harp) and Ronan Browne (Uilleann Pipes)
HAVE-A-GO CLASS IN MEDIEVAL IRISH METAL STRUNG HARP with SYLVIA CRAWFORD (1 hour - €10) - Booking essential as only a limited number of instruments - phone 041-9833097
DROGHEDA CCE IN CONCERT - All the fun of the fleadh!! - Drogheda's bid for the FLEADH goes on!
DEMONSTRATION OF IRISH HARP MAKING with JAN MUYLLAERT
YOUNG MASTERS OF IRISH MUSIC IN CONCERT - Conor McEvoy (fiddle), Fergus McGorman (flute), Ruairi McGorman (bouzouki)
THE PIPERS' ROOM - non stop demonstration of Uilleann Pipe playing, celebrating Drogheda's unique role in the history of the pipes - with Darragh O hÉiligh, Brendan McCreanor, Conal Duffy and Ronan Browne.
KEVIN GLACKIN - fiddle maestro in concert ... with some surprise guests...
IRISH SONG FROM GAELIC TO COME-ALL-YE .. Celebrating the memory of the great Drogheda songmaker JOHN SHEIL .. with RÓISÍN EL SAFTY (Gaelic - sean nós), BRIAN MULLEN (Derry) and SEÁN CORCORAN (Drogheda)
UISNEACH in concert - Breifne Holohan (guitars) and Trudy Maguire (piano accordion and vocals) - guitar ace and composer Holahan and Maguire's extraordinary voice and arresting accompaniment weave spells.
SIRMIONE in concert - Brendan McCreanor (pipes and vocals) and Deirdre Granville (harp and vocals) - something unique and new - -masters of two ancient instruments mixed with haunting audio effects and electronics
HAVE-A-GO CLASS IN TIN WHISTLE with Liz King - for just €2 get a 30 minute start up class in tinwhistle basics and get a top-class tinwhistle to take home with you!!