The TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards will be presented at the Cork Opera House on February 21st at 8pm, broadcasting live at 9.30pm. Tickets from 021-4270022. corkoperahouse.ie and gradam.ie. The2017 Gradam recipients will be joined in performance on stage by their own special musical guests to include The Macalla Orchestra, Altan, Lunny, Brady, Irvine, The Castle Ceili Band, Na Mooneys and many more.
The Spirit of Sligo Gala concert celebrates the official launch of Sligo’s designation as European Volunteering Capital 2017 with a unique evening of music and performance sharing and celebrating the strength and range of creative collaboration in Sligo. The concert features Michael Rooney, Niamh Crowley, Kieran Quinn, John Joe Kelly, June McCormack, Sean Carroll, Tommie Gorman, Sligo Academy of Music Sinfonietta Orchestra, Sligo Gospel Choir and Sligo’s finest traditional and classical musicians. The second half of the show features 50 minutes of compositions of Michael Rooney. Tickets from www.hawkswell.com
The Macalla Suite returns to Sligo for its final concert of 2016 on Friday 30th December, having performed for over 11,000 people over the past six months, following a sell-out Easter Tour.
The suite will be performed by The Macalla Orchestra which includes 50 of some of Ireland’s finest classical and traditional musicians. The orchestra just recorded a CD of the suite, which will be released in mid-December.