Michael & June are performing & teaching at Goderich Celtic Roots Festival 2019.
An afternoon concert at the Hawks Well that juxtaposes Irish traditional and classical music traditions, featuring music from Michael Rooney and UCD Ad Astra Performing Arts Scholars, The Stella Quartet.
One of the most exciting projects we are developing at the Hawks’s well for 2019 is MARKIEVICZ – a music and words production that commemorates, interrogates and reflects on the significant legacy of Constance Markievicz. Featuring a newly commissioned musical suite by Michael Rooney, MARKIEVICZ is written and directed by Kellie Hughes. We invite you to join us for an introduction to the project. Joins us to witness, first-hand, the seeds of this project come to life.
Feis Shligigh- A Celebration Concert
Michael is teaching the concertina workshop & June is teaching the flute workshop at the festival on Sat 16th Feb. Workshops 10.30am -1pm and 2pm -3.30pm
Performed by Michael Rooney, The Macalla Orchestra & Ulster University Choir. The performance will coincide with the exhibition Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger. This suite of music was commissioned by Imbolc Festival 2019.
Michael Rooney: “I'm delighted to bring the score of 'The Famine Suite' back to life again, twenty two years after it was written. It was my first suite of music and this time around it's been a labour of love orchestrating this suite. It will be my pleasure to work on it with some of the finest musicians in Ireland.”
Harp Workshop with Michael on Sat & concert on Sunday
Gael Linn Concert Series
Details at http://www.gael-linn.ie/default.aspx?treeid=268&id=21
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.