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International Festival for Irish Harp : Oíche na bhFear with Cormac de Barr...

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Oíche na bhFear featuring harpists Cormac de Barra, Oisin Morrison, Paul Dooley and Séamas Ó Flatharta. They will also be joined by Arnagh singer and multi-instrumentalist Barry Kerr.

Cormac de Barra is a third generation harper in a family of traditional Irish musicians and singers. He first studied with his grandmother Róisín Ní Shé in Dublin and went on to study concert harp in the USA. He has recorded and performed with his family group Barcó and with musicians such as Anne-Marie O’Farrell, Máire Breatnach, Moya Brennan, Julie Feeney and Hazel O’Connor. Cormac has also found time to work as a television presenter over the years having presented the award-winning traditional music series Flosc on TG4 and IMEALL.

Oisín Morrison is a regular performer in Ireland and abroad on both harp and flute. He has won numerous awards on both instruments, including the Senior All Ireland Harp Championship and Senior Oireachtas Harp Champion and winner of the Bonn Óir Sheáin Uí Riada for Harp. He received an Ad Astra performing Arts scholarship from UCD, which gave him the opportunity to perform alongside musicians such as Zoe Conway, John McIntyre, Mikie Smith and Tristan Rosenstock. Oisín has been performing and teaching music for a number of years at festivals such as The Harp Festival in Termonfechin, the O’Carolan Harp Festival in Nobber, Cultural & Heritage Festival, Oideas Gaeil Culture Week, The Willie Clancy Summer School, Cruinniú na bhFliút and Lorient Inter Celtic Festival. Oisín is also part of the National Folk Orchestra of Ireland. He has toured in the UK, Canada and the USA and has performed in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and the Barbican, London. Oisin also appeared on TG4's Irish Traditional music series, HUP! His new orchestral suite Clann Lir was premiered in Dublin in 2017.

Paul Dooley is one of the leading exponents of the Irish harp in its historical form and style – using a metal-strung harp, playing with the fingernails and damping unwanted string resonance with the fingertips. He has studied the construction of medieval Irish harps in Dublin during the early 1980s and has built several harps. He began his performing career on the harp in 1986 and has since appeared on numerous CD recordings and television programmes. His repertoire consists mostly of traditional Irish dance music, which for the most part has been learned from players of other traditional instruments – flute, fiddle, pipes. Paul is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Limerick; the title of his thesis is ‘Harp Tuning Practice in Medieval Ireland and Wales’.

Séamas Ó Flatharta’s skills in dancing, singing and playing instruments reflect his personality. At only nineteen years old, Séamus meets each discipline with a passion and quiet zeal backed up by a love of the traditional Irish music heritage. Since the age of sixteen, he has been making waves in the fields of music, dance and singing across the globe, performing in China, USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland and France. He performed alongside Cherish the Ladies at the Celtic Connections in 2017. An incredible twenty-three time All-Ireland champion on harp, whistle, singing and dancing, Séamus has performed on numerous tours across the globe. He has made numerous radio and television appearances throughout his early musical career.

Barry Kerr is a highly regarded singer, flute player, uilleann piper, songwriter and painter. Originally from the southern shores of Lough Neagh in Co. Armagh but now living and working in Dublin, he is extremely prolific in his creative output. His songs and compositions have been recorded internationally by renowned artists Karan Casey, Flook, Beoga, Brian Finnegan, Damian O’Kane & Kate Rusby. Barry is also a painter and has become an important figure in contemporary Irish Art, exhibiting at home and abroad to high critical acclaim. His recent work ‘Continuum’ has explored the concept of relating visual art with musical performance.

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