The Irish Concertina Ensemble (ICE ) presents a unique and fascinating evening of new and traditionally-based music at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Wednesday, March 15, at 8pm.
Featuring Tim Collins (director ), Pádraig Rynne, Edel Fox, Caitlín Ní Gabhann, and Micheál Ó Raghallaigh, ICE brings together five internationally renowned and leading exponents of the Anglo Concertina. Conceived and directed by Tim Collins, ICE creates a new sonic template for Irish traditional music. Situating it within this quintet format pioneers an exciting performance for the concertina, where its melodic, percussive, rhythmic and harmonic boundaries can be explored and redefined. The quintet’s debut recording Zero was released in 2015 and comprises a highly interesting and experimentally-arranged repertoire of music that not only draws on established melodies within the canon of Irish traditional music, but also on material from other traditions as well as newly composed material written specifically for the ensemble. An exciting night of music in prospect.
The Irish Concertina Ensemble performs at the Linenhall Arts Centre on Wednesday, March 15 at 8pm. Booking advised by calling (094 ) 9023733 and online booking at www.thelinenhall.com