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National Concert Hall Presents ITMA Tribute to Fiddler Tommie Potts, Kilfenora Céií Band with Guests & World Premiere of Shaun Davey’s St. Patrick’s Overture by the National Symphony Orchestra this St. Patrick's Week 2024

11 Dec 2023

National Concert Hall Presents ITMA Tribute to Fiddler Tommie Potts, Kilfenora Céií Band with Guests & World Premiere of Shaun Davey’s St. Patrick’s Overture by the National Symphony Orchestra this St. Patrick's Week 2024

• NCH and the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) present ‘Drawing from the Well: Tommie Potts’, with special guest musicians and dancer, hosted by historian and broadcaster Donal Fallon, Thurs. 14th March 2024 8pm • Kilfenora Céilí Band and guests singers and dancers, Saturday 16th March 2024, 8pm • The Music of Shaun Davey with the National Symphony Orchestra, David Brophy, conductors and guests, Sunday 17th March 2024, 7.30pm

The National Concert Hall celebrates the best in Irish traditional and contemporary classical music with three exciting concerts for St. Patrick’s week in 2024. They include: A Tribute to fiddler Tommie Potts with guests, presented by the NCH and Irish Traditional Music Archive (14th March), the return of the ever-popular Kilfenora Céili Band and guests singers and dancers Don Stiffe and Fiona Ryan and dancers (16th March). This is followed by a very special performance and world premiere of St. Patrick’s Overture by Shaun Davey, alongside Davey's The Brendan Voyage and Granuaile performed by the National Symphony Orchestra and guests (17th March) under the baton of David Brophy.

The NCH and the Irish Traditional Music Archive presents the fifth concert in the popular ‘Drawing from the Well’ Series with a spotlight on the revered Dublin fiddler, Tommie Potts on Thursday 14th of March at 8pm. This year’s series sees some of the country’s leading musicians, singers and dancers gather to perform music connected with or inspired by Potts: namely Aoife Ní Bhriaín (fiddle), Noel Hill (concertina), Sharon Carty (mezzo-soprano), Ryan Molloy (piano), Liam O’Connor (fiddle), Sibéal Davitt (dancer), Ronan Browne (Uilleann Pipes), Ellen Potts (fiddle), Seán Potts (Uilleann Pipes), Paul McGrattan (flute), Seán Ó Broin (flute), Cuthbert Tura Arutura (dancer,) Paula Meehan (poet), and more. The evening will be hosted by award-winning historian and broadcaster Dónal Fallon.   

On Saturday 16th March 8pm, one of Ireland’s oldest and most cherished céilí bands, The Kilfenora Céilí Band makes a welcome return to the National Concert Hall with special guest singers Don Stiffe and Fiona Ryan, and dancers, Amy Maher, Brian Culligan and Stephen McGuinness on Saturday 16th of March 2024. Returning by popular demand, the band provide a high octane evening of jigs, reels, polkas and more in what will be a highlight of St. Patrick’s week at the National Concert Hall. Over 100 years old, the band has evolved and developed through its many performances at home and abroad, including at Glastonbury, Milwaukee Music festival and New York’s Lincoln centre to earn its place as one of the most cherished and renowned bands of Irish céilí music. 

On Sunday 17th March at 7.30pm, the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) celebrate the best in contemporary classical music with ‘The Music of Shaun Davey’ to include the world premiere of St. Patrick’s Overture (an NSO commission). The evening will also see the magnificent Granuaile and the timeless and epic contemporary classic The Brendan Voyage performed under the baton of David Brophy and by artists Rita Connolly (vocals), Mark Redmond (uilleann pipes) and Tríona Marshall (harp). 

‘Drawing from the Well’ at the National Concert Hall is supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. 

St. Patrick's Week at the NCH


NCH & ITMA ‘Drawing from The Well: Tommie Potts’ at the National Concert Hall
Thursday 14th March, 8pm 
Tickets: €20, €25, €30. (10% Discount for Friends of NCH and Groups of 10 or more)  
On Sale from NCH 13th December 10am

Kilfenora Céií Band and Guests at the National Concert Hall
Saturday 16th March 2024, 8pm
Tickets: €22, €28.50, €32.50, €38.50 www.nch.ie (10% Discount for NCH Friends & Groups of 10 or more). 
On-Sale from NCH 13th December 10am

National Symphony Orchestra ‘The Music of Shaun Davey’
Sunday 17th March 2024, 7.30pm
Tickets: €20, €29.50, €37.50, €45. Limited concessions available. 
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