Consairtín Festival: Gala Concert
Consairtín, the national concertina convention will present a gala concert in glór in association with Music Generation Clare
- Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh & Michael Rooney with special guests
- Anthony & Aidan Quigney & Conal O’Kane
- The Irish Concertina Orchestra performing DEICH, a suite of new music composed by Michael Rooney and Tim Collins to mark 10 years of Consairtín
The very first Irish Concertina Orchestra was the brainchild of Pádraig Rynne and created by Music Generation Clare in 2020. 42 highly skilled young concertina players have come together to rehearse newly composed and arranged music by Dr. Tim Collins. With members from Clare, Limerick, Cork, Kerry and Galway they travel to Ennis weekly to work under the guidance of expert tutors, combining baritone and standard anglo concertinas to create and perform intricate arrangements of Irish traditional music. Their inaugural performance was recorded in glór and broadcast during last year’s online Consairtín festival. They are looking forward to playing for a live audience this year.