LĺADAN TO PERFORM FUNDRAISING CONCERT FOR MILFORD NATIONAL SCHOOL
Award-winning, all female traditional group, Lίadan who have performed at Carnegie Hall with The Chieftains are to perform a fundraising concert in aid of Milford National School at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Castletroy, Limerick on Friday, 24th March 2017, at 7.30pm.
Lίadan will be joined on the night by the Milford NS School Band (Óige le Ceol), who have performed a number of times at the “Band Spectacular” in UL, Glόr and Thomond Park. The award winning Milford NS School Choir will also perform. The Choir won the Limerick Community Games Choir Competition in 2016 and have performed a number of times in the Lime Tree Theatre with the Irish Three Tenors.
Lίadan, who released their third album in 2015, entitled In Am Trátha – Well Timed, have been described by Hotpress Magazine as “wildly talented” and the New York Irish Echo hailed them as being “the next major global force in Irish traditional music”. The uniqueness of Lίadan lies in their ability to shine both instrumentally and vocally, playing striking string and reed rhythms and accompaniments. They have wowed audiences with their interpretation of traditional and sean-nόs songs in both Gaelic and English, using acapella, harmonies and instrumental arrangements.
Lίadan is comprised of six members: Sίle Denvir, Harpist; Deirdre Chawke (6th class teacher in Milford NS), piano accordion; Elaine Cormican, whistles; Valerie Casey, Claire Dolan, fiddles; Catherine Clohessy, flute.
On behalf of Lίadan, Deirdre Chawke commented:
“ Having performed all over Ireland, Europe and the USA, we are thrilled to be welcomed home to Castletroy for this exciting concert in aid of Milford National School.”
Tickets for the event (€10.00 adult / €5.00 child) are available by calling 087 9391553.
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