Traditional Music and Song

july, 2022

thu28jul8:00 pm10:30 pmTá Bean in ÉirinnBelfast Tradfest8:00 pm - 10:30 pm Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, Falls Road, Belfast

Event Details

With a title taken from a line in the poem, Mná na hÉireann, written by South East Ulster poet, Peadar Ó Doirnín (1700–1769), and perhaps more widely known as a song set to an air by Seán Ó Riada in 1969, this concert celebrates some of the finest female traditional performers in Ireland.

One of Ireland’s favourite singers, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh from west Kerry, has had a long track record of producing critically acclaimed albums, as well as enjoying a successful broadcasting career on both television and radio. She toured the world as a member of Danú, and her song repertoire is as wide as it is deep.

Recent TG4 Gradam Ceoil winner Angelina Carberry (pictured above) is an exceptional banjo player, known for her solid rhythm and delicate articulation. She is from a very well-known Longford musical family and she is steeped in the tradition.

Caitlín Nic Gabhann is a concertina player, teacher, composer and percussive dancer. Having toured for years as a dancer with Riverdance, three-time All-Ireland concertina champion, Caitlín is a regular performer at festivals and in concert halls around the world.

Harpist and sean-nós singer, Síle Denvir is deeply influenced by her upbringing in the Connemara Gaeltacht where she was surrounded by music and song from an early age. She is a founding member of the group Líadan. She has toured with the Chieftains and was recently involved in Martin Hayes’ Common Ground project.

Edwina Guckian has now taught her steps and shared the stage with some of Ireland’s most influential acts such as Altan, De Danann, Dervish, Mairtín O Connor, Frankie Gavin, Kíla, Martin Hayes, Séamus Begley, and Laoise Kelly to name a few. She set up Áirc Damhsa Culture Club for young people in her area to have a space to be immersed in traditions and cultures from home and all across the world in a fun and non – competitive environment. Earlier this year, she was awarded the TG4 Gradam Comaoine for her outstanding contribution to culture.

Doireann Ní Ghlacáin hails from the north-side of Dublin, and is steeped in the rich musical tradition of the area. From her paternal family, the Glackins, she learnt the fiddle under the tutelage of her father, Kevin. She has recently completed a PhD at NUI Galway. Much of her thesis relates to the music studied by her maternal grandfather, Seán Ó Riada.

Doors open from 7.30pm.

Tickets for the concert, each costing £15, are available from


(Thursday) 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich

Falls Road, Belfast


Belfast Tradfest

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