Dic Béimis – Fear a′ Tí
Fionn Morrison – Uilleann Pipes / Flute
Aoife Ní Argáin – Harp / Concertina
Chris Maguire – Button Accordion
Kieran Leonard – Bodhrán / Flute
Aoibheann Murphy – Concertina
Jason McGuinness – Fiddle / Bodhrán
Caoimhe Kearins – Fiddle / Lilter
Matthew Dean – Flute / Whistle
Karen Treacy – Whistle / Flute
Bairbre Uí Theaghneáin – Singer
Mícheál O′Shea – Singer / Dancer
Cara Hegarty – Dancer
Alan Walsh – Dancer
Eddie Murphy – Tour Manager
For over three decades CCÉ concert tours have performed at various centres in its North American province. These concerts have been a consistent link between Ireland, the Irish Diaspora and those people worldwide who consider themselves Irish. Echoes of Erin 2012 presents the very best of Irish traditional music, song, dance and humour to a wide variety of audiences in every setting.
This 2012 tour includes many current, and previous, All-Ireland senior champions and prize-winners, musicians, singers and dancers whose mastery of their relative art forms is nationally acclaimed. The two-hour show will reflect the range of traditional music repertoire – through solo virtuoso and arranged group performances. Champion level step dancing is complemented by traditional sean-nós dancing while songs in both Irish and English will tell their own story. The ‘delight’ of traditional lilting contrast with a poem of WB Yeats while audiences also enjoy the ‘cúpla focal’ in Irish!
All of this year’s artists have toured previously with CCÉ and for other cultural events and are enthusiastic about their forthcoming Canadian performances and experiences.