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8 May - DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble & DIT Early Music Ensemble
DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble

LUNCHTIME CONCERT - DIT IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC ENSEMBLE

With the DIT Early Music Ensemble

Friday 8 May, 1.05pm

National Concert Hall, John Field Room, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

Tickets: €10 (€5 concessions)

National Concert Hall Box Office, www.nch.ie, 01 417 0000

Join the DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble and the DIT Early Music Ensemble for this lunchtime concert and enjoy some of Ireland’s finest young musical talent studying on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. The DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble is developed in an innovative and challenging way, resulting in musical performances and recordings that are at the forefront of the musical tradition today. Recent highlights include performances on RTÉ Radio 1’s Céilí House, the Dublin International Game Music Festival, the Opening Concert of the prestigious Temple Bar TradFest, collaborative performances with the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, China Conservatory of Music, the Chinese Embassy of Ireland, the Moroccan Embassy of Ireland, and the Korean Embassy of Ireland, a live radio and online broadcast for National Music Day with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, a televised O2 Arena performance with the Notre Dame Marching Band, and tours of Louvain (Belgium), Rome and Savannah, Georgia, USA.  Directors: Odhrán Ó Casaide, Kieran Hanrahan and Tom Doorley.

The ensemble will be joined on stage by the DIT Early Music Ensemble, directed by Laoise O’Brien. The DIT Early Music Ensemble performs on modern instruments as well as on period instruments such as recorder, baroque violin, gamba, baroque guitar, archlute, harpsichord and fortepiano.The Irish traditional and early music ensembles at DIT perform together regularly and have recorded an album together titled, Flow My Tears.