Busy Fleadh Cheoil line-up at the Hawk’s Well

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The Hawk’s Well Theatre has announced an exciting line up of events for Fleadh Cheoil 2015 with performances every night from Sunday 9 through to Sunday 16 of August, lunchtime performances from Tuesday through to Friday and family shows on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16.

SUSPENDED: The aerial dance production “Second Coming” will open the Fleadh festivities at the Hawk’s Well.
SUSPENDED: The aerial dance production “Second Coming” will open the Fleadh festivities at the Hawk’s Well.

The Hawk’s Well theatre’s collaboration with Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Company “The Second Coming” will kick off Fleadh Cheoil at the theatre.

This feast for the senses features Irish traditional music and dance, theatre, film and aerial circus, inspired by the return of W. B. Yeats.

Produced by the Hawk’s Well and Fidget Feet this production performed at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections in January of this year and tours Germany later in the year. Directed by Mikel Murfi it features an original live score by Michael Rooney and musicians Mike McGoldrick, Damien O’Kane and John Joe Kelly.

Following “The Second Coming” there is an impressive list of performers at the Hawk’s Well every night of Fleadh Cheoil 2015. Fleadh Fusions on Monday night from Music Generation Sligo features Zoe Conway and John McIntyre joined by Sligo Academy of Music Sinfonietta while talented young Sligo musicians.

Oisin MacDiarmada, Brian Fitzgerald and Michael Rooney perform on Tuesday 11 supported by LOKI – one of Sligo’s most exciting emerging traditional music groups. Cathy Jordan and Friends will perform on Wednesday 12, and Thursday sees Liam O’Flynn, Paddy Glackin and Seamie O’Dowd perform together in an intimate setting.

The ground breaking band Flook perform on Friday 14; one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles – Danú take to the stage on Saturday night and Fleadh Cheoil shows at the theatre finish up on Sunday night with The Songs of Gerry O’Beirne when Gerry will be joined by Maura O’Connell, Seamus Begley, Muireann NicAmhlaoibh, Pauline Scanlon and many, many more. The World’s First Virtual Trad Orchestra will perform The Salley Gardens as part of this performance.

Lunchtime performances take place from Tuesday through to Friday. Brian Rooney and Brian McGrath perform on Tuesday and Colm O’Donnell and Friends returns with his popular show from last year on Wednesday.

The Mulcahy Family from Abbeyfeale are on Thursday and Strings of the Heart celebrates couples in traditional Irish music on Friday. Performances for families take place over the weekend with

The Speks performing nursery rhymes set to traditional Irish music on Saturday and a delightful traditional Irish musical family show The Quiet Tree on Sunday.

To find out more about these events and to book tickets visit www.hawkswell.com.

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