Concerts

Performance of manuscript music

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 Donnellan and McGahon Manuscripts 

Gerry O’Connor and Dónal O’Connor gave an illustrative recital on the manuscripts of Patrick McGahon and Luke Donnellan which were reproduced in facsimile in A Hidden Ulster.

(reproduced in A Hidden Ulster pp. 435-67; 374-507)


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.

(listed in A Hidden Ulster pp. 468-73)


Maidin Fhómhair / Munster Buttermilk / Swaggering Jig

Songs of Oriel with harp accompaniment 

Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin gave an illustrative talk on song categories from A Hidden Ulster with improvised accompaniment on the harp from Sylvia Crawford.

listed in A Hidden Ulster pp.468-73


Sliabh Beagh Manuscripts

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.

©Oriel Arts 2017

Day Concerts

Evening Concerts

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.

©Oriel Arts 2017