The Atlantic Orchestra Project

The Atlantic Orchestra Project is an international mix of classical and traditional musicians, singers, a film maker and a storyteller. In 2018 the group first worked with Spanish Armada Ireland and the Irish Underwater Archeology Unit to create a musical theatre piece telling the story of three of the 16th century cannon recovered from the seabed at Streedagh Sligo. This included research, scripting, composition, direction and performance.

Their next piece was a focus on the work of author and filmmaker Bob Quinn, premiered in Zurich in 2020. Cairo to Connemara: Routes and Rhythms in Irish Music Jan 2020
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They now bring you The Colmcille Connection: 1500 years of Light in the West. December 2021

The 11 strong group of musicians, singers and narrators combine to present an evocative and thoughtful look at the Colmcille influence in the northwest and beyond. An original script, haunting film footage and powerful music highlight work together to celebrate the landscape and the legacy of of this legendary son of Ulster.


The lineup includes: Ray Coen, guitar/fiddle, Felip Carbonell, Spanish guitar, Dave Aebli, bass/bouzouki, Catherine Rhatigan, harp, Robert Tobin, flute/whistle, Treasa Ni Mhaioleann, sean nos singing, Prannie Rhatigan, percussion, Seamus Gallagher, percussion, Anto Brennan, Isabelle Hauser, Tricia Keane, narration

The Atlantic Orchestra Project arranges its own music and features a mix of traditional and newly composed pieces.

The Atlantic Orchestra Project is an international mix of classical and traditional musicians, singers, a film maker and a storyteller. In 2018 the group first worked with Spanish Armada Ireland and the Irish Underwater Archeology Unit to create a musical theatre piece telling the story of three of the 16th century cannon recovered from the seabed at Streedagh Sligo. This included research, scripting, composition, direction and performance.

Their next piece was a focus on the work of author and filmmaker Bob Quinn, premiered in Zurich in 2020. Cairo to Connemara: Routes and Rhythms in Irish Music Jan 2020
.


They now bring you The Colmcille Connection: 1500 years of Light in the West. December 2021

The 11 strong group of musicians, singers and narrators combine to present an evocative and thoughtful look at the Colmcille influence in the northwest and beyond. An original script, haunting film footage and powerful music highlight work together to celebrate the landscape and the legacy of of this legendary son of Ulster.


The lineup includes: Ray Coen, guitar/fiddle, Felip Carbonell, Spanish guitar, Dave Aebli, bass/bouzouki, Catherine Rhatigan, harp, Robert Tobin, flute/whistle, Treasa Ni Mhaioleann, sean nos singing, Prannie Rhatigan, percussion, Seamus Gallagher, percussion, Anto Brennan, Isabelle Hauser, Tricia Keane, narration

The Atlantic Orchestra Project arranges its own music and features a mix of traditional and newly composed pieces.

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