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There was no December decrescendo as the roll over from November and the high of The Gap of the North to close the month was continued with another month of exciting musical activity, kicked off immediately by the visit of members of Ceolta Sí and Lár na Cruinne to Co. Louth...

November began with the wonderful occasion of graduation. It is wonderful to meet our graduates and find out about how they are getting on in their careers or with postgraduate study. After the ceremony, it was great to mingle with the graduates outside the theatre, reflecti...

A few months ago Adèle and I visited Máire Bean Uí Ghríofa in the Ashborough Lodge nursing home in Milltown, Co. Kerry. She lay there enjoying our company without any real knowledge of who we were. We chatted about her father, her love of music, and other general bits of con...

The speed at which the days come around means that we can’t always get to everything that is marked in the diary but October still had a few treats for us, with a few new beginnings.

The highlight of this month was undoubtedly Adèle’s trip to Zagreb in Croatia where she prese...

September started off in celebratory style when Daithí attended the National Forum for Teaching and Learning’s Celebration Day in the Mansion House where he received his Digital Badge. Over the previous six months or so Daithí participated in a Pilot Study with colleagues fr...

After a busy and very varied July, we attempted to take it easy in August but with a number of local events, people to meet and the Fleadh, our musical world kept spinning! 

At the start of the month we enjoyed a memorable trip to Dublin where, amongst our stops, was a visit...

During August I had the opportunity to spend a few days visiting my parents in county Kerry. While there I reconnected with the vibrant and diverse musical eco-system[1] that exists in the town, experiencing primarily aspects more closely related to Irish traditional music....

Just like the weather, July had all sorts of everything as we travelled around Ireland for various events and for enjoyment.

We returned to Youghal for another series of workshops, this time with an enlarged orchestra and had a great time, culminating in a performance at the...

We’ve had another super month of music, travelling and meeting friends and engaging in great discussions that will influence future work.

We started our month in the historic Ballymacscanlon Hotel near Dundalk where we played for the PCHEI Conference being hosted by Dundalk I...

The launch of our album of new compositions on Thursday 8 June in Dundalk was a wonderful occasion that we will treasure, largely because of the presence of so many friends and family. Reflecting on the night illustrates the relevance of the Creative Ireland programme and th...

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