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Kilfenora Céilí Band and dancers to wow audiences with high-spirited choreographed show at the National Concert Hall this March

“Fantastic, feel-good, happy, lively music” Sharon Shannon

On Tuesday 15th March 2016, 8pm one of the oldest céilí bands in the world, the Kilfenora Céilí Band from Co. Clare will be joined by former Riverdance lead Michael Donnellan and his dance troupe Kickincrew, to perform an exciting and energetic show to wow Irish and International audiences this St. Patrick’s week.

This expertly choreographed show of high-spirited traditional music comprises of energetic and athletic dancing, melodious song and witty story-telling from guest artists that is not only engaging and uplifting but utterly enjoyable.

Renowned as one of the world’s most renowned old school traditional bands, the Kilfenora Céilí Band are constantly finding new ways to bring their age old traditions to new audiences with tours to Glastonbury (headline concerts on their acoustic stage) and concerts in New York’s prestigious Lincoln Center as well as tours around Ireland and Europe.

Their concert performances and recent recordings, including Now is The Hour (2015) featuring Galway singer Don Stiffe, point to a broadening of the perceived boundaries of their genre. Collaborations with a diverse range of song and dance artists, experimentation with repertoire outside of the dance domain and complex harmonic arrangements speak to an ensemble who are pioneering new and exciting performance contexts for the céilí band genre. While acknowledging and incorporating the past, the Kilfenora thrives on creativity and innovation.

The Kilfenora Céilí Band is made up of leader John Lynch (banjo, mandolin), Claire Griffin (accordion), Tim Collins (concertina), Gary Shannon (flute, whistle), Anthony Quigney (flute, whistle, piano), AnneMarie McCormack (fiddle), Sinéad Heagney (fiddle/viola), Anne Rynne (fiddle), Eimear Howley (fiddle & banjo), Fintan McMahon (piano), Sean Griffin (drums) and Brian O’Grady (double bass) and Sharon Howley (cello).

Tickets: €35, €30, €25, €20 National Concert Hall Box Office Tel: 01 417 0000 or Watch the Kilfenora Céilí Band with Don Stiffe and Kickincrew on The Late Late Show, March 2015 Listen to tracks from their most recent album Now is the Hour

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