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Award-winning musician Niamh NÃ Charra from Killarney whoâll be performing at Scoil Cheoil and Earraighâs Friday night concert in Halla na FeothanaÃ
The eight-year-old in question is Ard na Caithneâs Antaine OâSÃ©, whoâll be continuing West Kerryâs rich storytelling tradition when he braves the Halla na FeothanaÃ stage on Friday, February 21st. Concert goers will also get a chance to travel back in time with musicians Mick OâBrien, his daughters Ciara and Aoife NÃ Bhriain, and Emer Mayock, whoâll be performing some of the many tunes collected in West Kerry during the 1800s by Canon Goodman. Killarneyâs award-winning Niamh NÃ Charra will also be playing at the Friday night concert, along with fiddle players SeÃ¡n Cleland and CaoimhÃn Ã Raghallaigh, flute player CaoimhÃn Ã SÃ©, young Cork fiddle player BrÃ©anainn Ã MathÃºna, and sean-nÃ³s singer MurdoâWaspâ MacDonald from the Isle of Lewis in the outer Hebrides.
Saturday nightâs concert is also bursting with great names â legendary Sliabh Luachra fidde player Paddy Cronin accompanied by guitarist GearÃ³id O DuinnÃn, West Kerry singer SeosamhÃn NÃ Bheaglaoich and harpist Kathleen Loughnane, Piper Allan MacDonald, North Kerry Uileann piper Leonard Barry, local man PÃ¡draig
Ã SÃ© and his family, TomÃ¡s Ã LÃºing, sean-nÃ³s dancer GearÃ³id Ã DubhÃ¡in, and Listowel singer and songwriter Mickey McConnell.
âThis year weâre going right back to the core of what weâve been doing these past ten years at Scoil Cheoil â weâre getting together some of the finest exponents of traditional music in Kerry, and celebrating the rich heritage of this area,â says Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh organiser Niamh NÃ Bhaoill. âAnd itâs truly a cross generational celebration not only of music, but of the traditions of this place, with eight-year-old Antaine Ã SÃ© set to tell a story at the Friday night concert that was passed on to him from renowned storyteller Pat Chanair Ã Conchubhair, one of the Scoilâs first performers. Itâs great to see that local tradition being carried on by a child from the area.â
Concert tickets cost â¬15 for adults, â¬10 for children, and are available from the Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh information desk at ÃstÃ¡n Ceann SibÃ©al, Ballyferriter, 9.30am to 5.30pm, Thursday to Saturday, or at the door on the night. You can also contact the Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh office at 086 8185964.
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