Echoes of Erin 2012

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.