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Frank Custy to be awarded at MÓRglór 2016

glór’s annual award to celebrate outstanding contribution to traditional music has this year been awarded to Frank Custy.

Born in Dysart in the Ruane parish of Co. Clare, as a teacher, Frank inspired many people to take up music, and Toonagh National School became renowned for its promotion of traditional Irish music and singing. Sean Conway and Mary Custy are just two of those who learned their craft at the school while Sharon and Gary Shannon also learned their trades during the classes organised outside school hours.

On Saturday 8 October, the people of Clare will express their thanks to Frank, in the most appropriate manner – with a concert featuring some of the most renowned traditional musicians and singers in the country and the county. Event information and booking details can be found here.

Liz Kelly, interim glór director, comments, ‘We are honoured that Frank Custy has accepted the MÓRglór award for 2016. Recognising the contribution that Frank Custy has made to Clare music over the years, through this award, we celebrate his legacy and his ongoing love affair with the music of County Clare. The concert on 8th October will bring together both his own family and the many musicians who have learned their craft with him. With Frank and his many family and friends, glór looks forward to producing a wonderful event for the venue itself and for Clare.’

MÓRglór is a glór acknowledgement of the wealth of professional & semi-professional artists, alongside the talented individuals, groups and communities within the county, all of whom provide a vital stimulus for the growth and development of this unique culture.

This prestigious annual award, named after Clare’s cultural ambassador and visionary, Muiris Ó Rocháin, is sponsored by glór and developed in partnership with Dr. Tim Collins who is an adviser to glór and coordinated the original concert in 2013.

Early booking advised.

MÓRglór 2016 is supported by IMRO.

Frank Custy to be awarded at MÓRglór 2016

glór’s annual award to celebrate outstanding contribution to traditional music has this year been awarded to Frank Custy.

Born in Dysart in the Ruane parish of Co. Clare, as a teacher, Frank inspired many people to take up music, and Toonagh National School became renowned for its promotion of traditional Irish music and singing. Sean Conway and Mary Custy are just two of those who learned their craft at the school while Sharon and Gary Shannon also learned their trades during the classes organised outside school hours.

On Saturday 8 October, the people of Clare will express their thanks to Frank, in the most appropriate manner – with a concert featuring some of the most renowned traditional musicians and singers in the country and the county. Event information and booking details can be found here.

Liz Kelly, interim glór director, comments, ‘We are honoured that Frank Custy has accepted the MÓRglór award for 2016. Recognising the contribution that Frank Custy has made to Clare music over the years, through this award, we celebrate his legacy and his ongoing love affair with the music of County Clare. The concert on 8th October will bring together both his own family and the many musicians who have learned their craft with him. With Frank and his many family and friends, glór looks forward to producing a wonderful event for the venue itself and for Clare.’

MÓRglór is a glór acknowledgement of the wealth of professional & semi-professional artists, alongside the talented individuals, groups and communities within the county, all of whom provide a vital stimulus for the growth and development of this unique culture.

This prestigious annual award, named after Clare’s cultural ambassador and visionary, Muiris Ó Rocháin, is sponsored by glór and developed in partnership with Dr. Tim Collins who is an adviser to glór and coordinated the original concert in 2013.

Early booking advised.

MÓRglór 2016 is supported by IMRO.

IMRO Events at Temple Bar TradFest 2014

Violin (1)This January, the venues and streets of Temple Bar will once again play host to one of the biggest traditional music and culture festivals in Ireland – Temple Bar TradFest. Since its inception in 2005, Temple Bar TradFest has grown in size, recognition and quality and is now a firm fixture on the national and international festival calendar attracting visitors from around the world.

Each year, the IMRO Showcases at Temple Bar TradFest aim to shine a light on the rising stars of traditional music in Ireland. In additon to the showcases, two legends of Irish music, Frankie Gavin and Johnny Duhan will deliver master classes in the intimate setting of the New Theatre. Book now to avoid dissappointment!

IMRO Music Master Class with Frankie Gavin
Saturday 25th January 11:00-13:00
Frankie Gavin is regarded as the Prince of fiddle players and of recent times, made the Guinness Book of World Records as the Fastest Fiddle player in the World. Frankie is the founder of De Dannan and has collaborated with such luminaries as Stephane Grappelli, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, and The Rolling Stones.

IMRO Song Writing Master Class with Johnny Duhan
Saturday 25th January 14:00-16:00
Known for his fierce independence and integrity as an artist, Johnny has condensed a body of work spanning 40 years into a quartet of epic albums. Johnny’s songs are sung all over the world in a variety of languages, thanks to the focus put on them by artists such as Christy Moore, The Dubliners and Mary Black.

Entry to these master classes is FREE but due to limited capacity, booking is essential. Please email ei.ormi@pihsrebmem to reserve your seat.
These master classes will take place in The New Theatre, 43 Essex Street East, Dublin 2. www.thenewtheatre.com

IMRO Showcases
Showcase 1: Thursday, 23rd January Doors 6pm
Socks in the Frying Pan
The Jigsaw Jam

Showcase 2: Friday, 24th January Doors 6pm
Donal McCague
FullSet

Entry to these showcases is FREE but due to limited capacity, booking is essential. Please email ei.ormi@pihsrebmem to reserve your seat.
For full details on the showcasing acts visit https://www.imro.ie/events/
Both showcases will take place in The New Theatre, 43 Essex Street East, Dublin 2. www.thenewtheatre.com.

Temple Bar TradFest takes place from 22nd to 26th January 2014.
Visit: www.templebartrad.com for details on all the events taking place throughout this five day festival.

The Golden Era of Ceili Music and Dance 1955 – 1970 – Presented by Brian Lawler

January 24, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The New Theatre East Essex St Dublin 2
Cost: Free | Booking Essential
Email: ei.ormi@pihsrebmem or phone 01-6614844

During the period 1999 to 2004, in conjunction with the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA), Brian Lawler recorded interviews with 70 people including céilí band founders and members, promoters, dancers and radio personnel. He obtained a total of 42 hours of recorded material. All of the edited recordings are available to the public at the ITMA. As founder member of the Ardellis Ceili Band, Brian was actively involved himself on the road with the Ardellis throughout the period. He has put together an insightful talk on the project which consists of a review of the work and includes short extracts from some of the field interviews along with samples of the music of the period.

Since his first review of the project in Boston College USA in September 2005, Brian has given many presentations in libraries and art venues throughout Ireland. Brian brings the presentation to the New Theatre as part of Temple Bar TradFest 2014.

Musicians from Across the EU to Take Part in Celebration of Traditional Music in Dublin

Near Media Co-op are presenting a celebration of traditional music from across the EU this weekend with events schedules for Clasac Theatre, Clontarf and the Unitarian Chuch, St Stephens Green this weekend. The events take place in partnership with Dublin City Council Arts Office as part of the Arts Council’s EU Presidency programme and will feature traditional musicians from Germany, Hungary, Basque Country and Ireland.

Near Fm - Perfect Friction

Performance 1: Live at Clasac

The Harz Mountain Yodelers (Germany), Bidaia (Basque), Oltan Szabó & Katalin Juhász (Hungary) and Perfect Friction (Ireland).

Date: Friday April 12th Doors: 7.30pm Show: 8.00pm

Venue: Clasac Theatre, Alfie Byrne Road, Clontarf

Admission: Free

This performance will be broadcast live simultaneously on Near FM 90.3 (Dublin), Radio Corax (Halle, Germany), Antxeta Community Radio (Basque Country) & Civil Radio (Budapest)

Performance 2: Live from Unitarian Church

The Harz Mountain Yodelers (Germany), Bidaia (Basque), Oltan Szabó & Katalin Juhász (Hungary) and Perfect Friction (Ireland).

Date: Saturday April 13th Doors: 7.00pm Show: 7.30pm

Venue: Unitarian Church, Stephens Green, Dublin 2

Admission: Suggested donation accepted

In addition Near Media Co-op and partners will be meeting on Sat 13th April in the Northside Civic Centre in Coolock to research, develop and plan activities leading to a transnational showcase and celebration of Traditional Music in the EU. The preparatory meeting will allow partners to prepare an application to the EU Creative fund 2014.

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