Traditional Music and Song

august, 2022

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thu11aug7:00 pmthu8:00 pmColm Mac Con Iomaire & Theo Dorgan: Ériu and AmergínWatergate Theatre, Parliament Street, Kilkenny7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Kilkenny Arts Festival

Event Details

Dorgan’s poem, Ériu and Amergín, explores the mythical encounter between Amergín Glúingel, a bard who took part in the Milesian conquest of Ireland, and Ériu, the Tuatha Dé Danann princess. Filled with contemporary resonances, Ériu and Amergín is a lyrical exploration of identity, heritage and migration, and the ambiguous encounter between the foreign and the native.

Dorgan’s words, written in English and Irish and spoken by actors Aaron Monaghan and Bríd Ní Neachtain, are set to an original score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire, performed live by the composer himself and a six-piece ensemble comprising: Lorcan Byrne (drums), Ian Doyle (guitar), Catherine Fitzgerald (piano/keyboards), Colm Quearney (guitar/bouzouki), Fionn Ó hAlmhain (uilleann pipes) and Alannah Thornburgh (harp).

Tickets, each costing €25/€22, are available from


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Watergate Theatre

Parliament Street, Kilkenny


Kilkenny Arts Festival

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