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Reflections, Revisited

Fidelio Trio

Friday 28 June 8pm
The Friary, Clonmel

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From world-renowned Fidelio Trio, a group of musicians perform some iconic pieces from Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin including (Must be More) Crispy (Ó Súilleabháin, Mercier); Oíche Nollaig; and Fidelio Unsungin a programme that brings us from the music of Carolan which inspired Mícheál to the music of Irene and Linda Buckley who continues his legacy. Fidelio Trio are Darragh for Morgan (violin), Mary Dullea (piano) and Tim Gill (cello). For this concert, they are joined by Sarah Allen (flute), Cian O Dhuill (viola) and Keith Pascoe (violin 2)


Micheal O Suilleabhain
Oiche Nollaig, Fidelio Unsung, Port na bPúcaí, (Must Be More) Crispy (composed by Mel Mercier - Micheal O Suilleabhain),

Turlough Carolan
The Fairy Queen – Baptist Johnston – Morgan Magan – Sir Arthur Shaen – Miss Murphy – Mrs Power (Carolan’s Concerto)

Mrs (Madame) Cole

Lament for Limerick

Planxty – Eleanor Plunkett – Carolan’s Dream

Dubourg’s Minuet – The Irish Ho-Hoane

Mrs Bermingham, 1st Air

Mrs O Connor – Planxty Charles Coote – Carolan’s Draught

Bridget Cruise

Bach Minuet in G – Planxty Power – Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór – Colonel John Irwin

Linda Buckley Galura

Irene Buckley Stray


Curated by Mel Mercier

Saturday 29 June 8pm
The Friary, Clonmel

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EKLEGO, a concert celebrating the Cork musical legacy of the teacher, performer and composer, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, is presented by tutors and alumni who were at the heart of the vibrant “community of sound” which Mícheál nurtured in the 1980s and 1990s at University College Cork. Curated by Mícheál’s former student, long-time collaborator and friend, Mel Mercier, the concert features music from Mícheál’s diverse projects during this ground-breaking period of creativity in teaching and music-making at UCC. Performers include Bobby Gardiner, Colm Murphy, Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby, Niall Vallely and the re-formed Rectory Céilí Band. The programme includes music from Aloys Fleischmann’s monumental collection of some 6,000 dance tunes and song airs, Sources of Irish Traditional Music C. 1600-1855 (1998), a project that Mícheál worked on as Assistant Editor. The concert also features ‘EKLEGO for Tape and Traditional Musicians’, which Mícheál co-created with a group of his UCC students during an unforgettable weekend of music making in 1989 at Sulán Studios, Ballyvourney, County Cork.“EKLEGO: From the Greek meaning ‘to choose, to select, to pick up’, it is cognate with the Danish word Leg as in Leg Godt – the motto for the game Lego meaning ‘to play well’.” (Ó Súilleabháin 2016)