Refractions

Tradition Now: Claudia Schwab 

Saturday 2nd October 2021

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Claudia Schwab (vocals/ violin/ loop/ composition) 
Cathy Jordan (vocals/ bodhrán/accordion) 
Claire O’Brien (vocals) 
Niwel Tsumbu (guitar)
Derek Whyte (electric bass)

A UCC graduate, Sligo- based Austrian violinist/singer/yodeller and composer Claudia Schwab has performed on numerous recordings and collaborated with a range of cross-genre artists both established and emerging.

In 2019 she was commissioned to write for the National Concert Hall’s- Sounding the Feminists Commissioning Scheme. The winning commission Ón Sliabh - Vom Berg will be premiered at this performance. In this commission, Claudia has taken inspiration from the rich, ancient mythology abundant in the landscape of her newly found home in Sligo.

Accompanied by a stellar line-up of musicians, we will also hear a selection of Claudia’s original funk - beat yodels, ragas turned reels, atmospheric drones and alpine harmonies.

"pretty much unforgettable" (David Kidman, FATEA magazine)

“crazy and yet strangely attractive” (froots magazine)

Tradition Now, a partnership between NCH and The Arts Council, takes a unique look at progressive traditional music in a fast-moving Ireland.

Supported by Davy as Innovation Partner
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