Éigse Oirialla performances of Oriel Music on fiddle, harp and song included day concerts, recitals, illustrative presentations, evening concerts and informal sessions in the Granvue Hotel in Omeath. During day concerts, Oriel instrumental musicians and singers gave performances of renewed music and song.
The Chicken Has Gone To Scotland / The Left-Handed Reel / The Lass Of Ballintra / The Rakes Of Invercairn
Yew With The Crooked Horn, Ginger Kate, Eliza of Perth
The Humours of Glen
The Rose in the Gap
The repertoire of Philip Goodman
Zoë Conway and John McInytre gave an illustrative talk on aspects of the repertoire of Philip Goodman which is catalogued in A Hidden Ulster, playing tunes and airs that are still in the Oriel tradition.
Seán McElwain and D¢nal McCague ‘Slieve Beagh Music Mss’ performance 2016
While the emphasis throughout the festival was on Oriel music, an invitation was extended to County Monaghan musicians, Sean McElwain and Dónal McCague who gave an insightful illustrative performanse of music from the Sliabh Beagh region which is on the Monaghan- Fermanagh border.
They played tunes of Slieve Beagh from the James Whiteside (1844-1916) and Bernard Bogue (1860-1930) manuscripts of music.
Eithne Vallely & Dónal O’Connor ‘McGahon Music Mss’ performance 2016
Seán McElwain ‘Slieve Beagh Music Mss’ performance 2016
Dónal and Gerry O’Connor ‘McGahon & Donnellan Music Mss’ performance 2016
McGahon & Donnellan Music Mss audience 2016
The artists who took part in the evening concerts and recitals included uileann pipers, Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn and Finnian Ó Conchubhair from Oriel, poet Caitríona Ní Chléirchín from County Monaghan, singers Clann Mhic Ruairí from Rann na Feirste in Donegal, singers Maighréad & Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, accordions Gráinne Smyth and Edel Ní Churraoin, Clann O’Connor and seven other sean-nós singers: Lillis Ó Laoire, Geraldine Bradley, Róisín White, Bláithín Mhic Cana, Brian Ó Domhnaill, Diane Ní Chanainn and Máíre Ní Choilm.