Filíocht Dhomhnaill Mac Síthigh/Danny Sheehy

Tá dánta le Danny roghnaithe ag a chairde na ceoltóirí aitheanta Glen Hansard, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh agus Matt Griffin – agus ceol curtha acu leo. Labharfaidh siad anocht ar na cúiseanna leis an rogha dán agus beidh siad á gcur i láthair acu. Beidh an ócáid seo á mhaoiniú ag Dingle Crystal

In this celebration of the poetry of Domhall Mac Síthigh, three musicians will set his poems to music. Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh with Matt Griffin and Glen Hansard will each perform the work at the event and talk about how they came to compose that piece of music. THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh is a multi-award winning traditional singer and musician from Corca Dhuibhne, West Kerry. Most recently she received the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Award for Best Traditional track in 2018. A leading exponent of the sean nós style, her repertoire also includes songs from a wide variety of folk and contemporary sources. Her childhood in West Kerry saw her immersed in a rich cultural environment and vital living tradition, which was to be hugely influential on the foundation of her distinctive vocal and instrumental sound.
“One of the earthiest and most distinctive voices, not just in traditional circles, but anywhere” – The Irish Times

Muireann will be accompanied by Matt Griffin. Matt is a multi instrumentalist based in Dingle, Co Kerry. Born London of Irish parents, Matt grew up playing and learning music within the capital’s vibrant traditional Irish music scene. Since moving to Ireland in 2004, his abilities as a guitar accompanist have been in great demand and he has recorded and/ or performed with a variety of artists including Alan Kelly, Steph Geremia, Niall Keegan, Garry Shannon, Michael O’Suillleabhain and The Chieftains.

Glen Hansard is the lead singer and a founding member of The Frames.. Under his own name he has released 4 critically acclaimed albums to date. He is also one half of The Swell Season, which also features pianist Marketa Irglova. Together in 2007 they wrote the music for and starred in the movie Once. The song “Falling Slowly” from the film was awarded the Academy Award for Best Original Song. In 2013 the film was adapted for Broadway as Once, The Musical, winning eight Tony Awards including the top musical prize itself and an Olivier Award in London for Outstanding Achievement in Music. Glen has recently been touring the world in support of his most recent album ‘This Wild Willing’.

This event is kindly sponsored by Dingle Crystal