Traditional Music and Song

february, 2022

sat05feb8:00 pmCeol ÚrSt. Joseph's Church, Sailortown, Belfast8:00 pm Conor Caldwell and Aidan O’Donnell

Event Details

Conor Caldwell is a musician, researcher and lecturer, working in the field of Irish traditional music, engaging audiences through performance, broadcast, and print. Conor is one half of the fiddle-duo NORTH and Musical Director with Dearcán Media. This special event will see this premiere of Blessing The Boats commissioned by An Droichead and composed by Conor Caldwell and Danny Diamond

The piece will be based on the sights, sounds, and people of Teilinn in the Donegal Gaeltacht parish of Gleann Cholm Cille. Both artists have spent many years honing their skills as fiddlers and composers in the area. Teilinn has been home historically to some of the very best of traditional musicians and folklorists.

The composer said “The abstract and contemporary soundscape encapsulates the atmosphere of Teilinn, developing musical themes and motifs that are rooted in the local fiddle tradition and style. Incorporating found sounds and subtle electronics, the piece will be performed on a range of fiddles which will draw on the area’s medieval maritime connections with northern Scotland and Scandinavia. The piece will also include spoken word as Gaeilge from local residents, both figuratively and literally signposting the listener on their journey through the piece”.

For this performance Conor will be joined by Aidan O’Donnell, David Strange, Andrew Nesbitt and Edel Ni Churraoin.


(Saturday) 8:00 pm


St. Joseph's Church

Sailortown, Belfast

Health Guidelines for this Event

Masks Required


Droichead Arts

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