Leading traditional artists announced for ITMA/NCH Drawing from the Well concert Sunday 12 March

Featuring: Frankie Gavin (fiddle), Catherine McEvoy (flute), Yvonne and Liz Kane (fiddle), Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (songs), Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich (accordion, songs), Charlie Lennon (fiddle), Pádraic Keane (uilleann pipes), Derek Hickey (accordion), Conal Ó Grada (flute), Sibéal Davitt (dance), presented by Aoife Nic Cormaic and Cian Ferriter.

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  • National Concert Hall, Main Stage
  • Sunday 12 March 7.30 pm
  • Tickets from €20 www.nch.ie On Sale Wednesday 8 February 2023, 10am

The third instalment of the Irish Traditional Music Archive’s acclaimed Drawing from the Well series, devised by ITMA and presented in association with the National Concert Hall, brings some of Ireland’s leading contemporary traditional performers to the National Concert Hall stage on 12 March at 7.30 pm. The concert sees artists draw inspiration from the great collections of Irish music housed at ITMA to bring together a variety of compelling stories told through music, dance, song and poetry.

This year’s concert presents a very special line-up of performers including virtuoso fiddle player Frankie Gavin, celebrated uilleann piper Pádraic Keane, renowned traditional flute player Catherine McEvoy, acclaimed accordion player Derek Hickey, well-known East Galway fiddle players Liz and Yvonne Kane, the great traditional flute player from Cúil Aodha Conal Ó Grada and legendary composer Charlie Lennon (fiddle). Also performing on the night will be wonderful singers and instrumentalists Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (songs, flute) and Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich (accordion, songs), along with contemporary and sean-nós dancer Sibéal Davitt. The programme will be presented through poetry and music by RTÉ Radio 1’s Rolling Wave presenter Aoife Nic Cormaic (fiddle) and poet Cian Ferriter.

Speaking about the 12 March concert ITMA Director Liam O’Connor said:

The great collections of Irish music song and dance housed in ITMA serve as a continuing inspiration to our contemporary artists, fuelling new creative endeavours. It is a source of great satisfaction for the Archive that were are now, in association with NCH, staging the third Drawing from the Well concert in the series, platforming a group of artists who have individually connected with ITMA through our programmes and developed their solo performances through that productive engagement.

Robert Read, CEO of The National Concert Hall added:

We are very pleased to collaborate with ITMA in presenting the third concert in the ‘Drawing from the Well’ series, celebrating the best in Irish traditional music today. Providing a platform for Irish traditional musicians and singers to perform is a key feature of our annual concert programme and this partnership with ITMA allows NCH to deepen its commitment in supporting, nurturing and celebrating Ireland’s rich musical culture and heritage.

Tickets: €20, €25, €30 on Sale Wednesday 8 February 10.00 am

10% Discount for Friends of NCH and Groups of 10 or more

www.nch.ie tel: 01 4170000

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