As the world of music is finally reawakening after such a long period of silence, people everywhere are keen to seek out the nourishment provided by live performance.
Westport-based Coda is ready to soothe the souls of musical fans this October Bank Holiday Weekend with what promises to be two very special performances.
On Saturday, October 23, Coda will perform in the beautiful setting of Holy Trinity Church, Westport, as part of this year’s Westival. They will share the evening with Dani Larkin, from the Armagh-Monaghan border who is being heralded as ‘one of the finest songwriters of our time’.
The following night, Sunday, October 24, as part of the online Achill International Harp Festival, fans of Coda and harp music are in for a very special treat, as Coda will perform nine songs written by the famous Irish harper, bard and composer, Turlough O’Carolan. They will be joined for this premiere by Westport-based harpist, Freda Hatton.
Coda is a group of seven singers and musicians; Declan Askin, Steve Bryant, Mike Cannon, Alan Drumm, Leonard Kelly, Brian Lennon, Conall Ó Domhnaill. They are noted for combining strong backgrounds in Irish traditional, folk and contemporary popular music with an acapella singing ability.
Tickets for the Westival performance are available at https://westival.ie/event/an-evening-with-dani-larkin-coda/ and the Achill International Harp Festival performance will be broadcast on https://achillharpfestival.ie/.