Saturday 23rd April
St. George’s Terrace, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim.
The Kaleidoscope Night Trail continues to The Dock, Carrick on Shannon for its penultimate tour performance, presenting a unique half-classical, half-folk programme for the occasion.
Canciones Españolas Antiguas
Federico García Lorca
Heaven Lay Close
Austrian/Irish folk by Claudia Scwab
Moynihan / O’Leary Duo
Deirdre Moynihan (soprano) and Alec O’Leary (guitar) are recognised as one of Ireland’s leading duos, having come together in 2010 to perform as part of the Galway Music Residency concert series. They are an engaging and energetic ensemble with a unique performance style that is charming, yet dynamic. The duo’s debut album “From the Olive Tree”, featuring songs of Mediterranean cinema, was released in 2015 to great acclaim and it will be these songs with which they will charm our Leitrim audience.
Sligo-based Austrian fiddle player and yodeler Claudia Schwab released her debut album “Amber Sands” in 2014 and it is a truly unique creation that marries a myriad of global musical influences into a hugely dynamic force. To perform material from this album and more, she is joined by a trio comprising Hannah James (accordion), Neil O Loghlen (double bass) and Matthew Jacobson (drums).
The Chatham Saxophone Quartet
The Chatham Saxophone Quartet made their Leitrim debut at The Dock in January this year to great acclaim and they return with bodhrán player extraordinaire Aimee Farrell Courtney to perform what is arguably the highlight of the quartet’s recent album release “Music From Ireland”, Ian Wilson’s “heaven lay close”. The work was originally written for string quartet and tabla (Indian percussion); this arrangement with bodhrán is exclusive to the Chatham Saxophone Quartet./p>
Aimee Farrell Courtney
The Moldovan, Romania-based saxophone/flute player Alexander Arcus first met and worked with Aimee Farrell Courtney at the Roots Revival festival in Romania 2013. What emerged from that encounter was the dervish-ly new take on Irish and Balkan folk, injected with some of Arcus’ jazz stylings- the Crosswinds duo are a thrilling rhythmical tour de force.