The Irish Language in Storytelling and Song

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St. Elisabeth-Kirche

Invalidenstr. 3

10115 Berlin

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This series of Friday evening folk music concerts brings the indigenous languages and cultures of Ireland, Scotland and Wales to Germany.

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Irish, or Gaeilge as it is known by its speakers, is a Celtic language and, as such, is a member of the Indo-European family of languages. Within the Celtic group, it belongs to the Goidelic branch of insular Celtic and is related to Scottish Gaelic and Manx, the language spoken on the Isle of Man.

Born in Cork in 1976 into a family with a passion for traditional music and singing, Lorcán Mac Mathúna is an improvising singer and composer with a special interest in the nature of vocal music. His many projects investigate and elaborate on the improvising nature of the human voice in solo and collaborative settings. This includes A Cappella Sean-Nós singing [Old-Style Gaelic singing], contemporary compositions of an improvised nature, music composition theory based on syllabic poetic forms, and much, much more.

Máirtín Tourish is an accordionist, composer, producer and musicologist from Co. Donegal and now based in Dublin, Ireland. Martin has been involved with many types of music, including Balkan, Klezmer, Rock, the music of Astor Piazzolla, and has shared the stage with acts as diverse as Altan, Eddi Reader, The Cafe Orchestra and Patti Smith.

Eamonn Galdubh is a piper, flute player and multi-instrumentalist who holds All-Ireland medals. His study of jazz music and other world music genres in combination with Irish music has led to him performing and recording with a wide range of artists. He has performed in over forty countries across five continents with venues ranging from the Kremlin Palace Theatre to a stage set up in front of the pyramids at Giza.

Pádhraic Ó Dochartaigh - Biodata

Born in Galway, Ireland. He studied languages at NUIG and LMU, Munich. He is at present correspondent in Germany for RTÉ Irish language services & Radio na Gaeltachta. He is also chairman of the Irish cultural society Conradh na Gaeilge Bheirlín e.V.

Mr. Ó Dochartaigh is a former German TV and Film Producer with wide experience in the field of Europoean TV drama coproduction. He worked for several companies of the Beta Film Group, as well as for Tele-München GmbH and Hermes Film GmbH. He is an experienced TV Human Resource Development consultant and has lectured extensively at universities and broadcast training institutes in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe.

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Pádhraic Ó Dochartaigh - Introduction to the Irish Language

Lorcán Mac Mathúna- vocals

Máirtín Tourish- accordion

Eamonn Galdubh- flute/sax / pipes / drones/ bodhran

More concerts:

27.09.2019 The Welsh Language in Storytelling and Song

04.10.2019 Scots & Scottish Gaelic in Storytelling and Song

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St. Elisabeth-Kirche

Invalidenstr. 3

10115 Berlin

Germany

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