St Patricks Day Ceili Concert (2016)

St Patricks Day


11/03/2016 11/03/2016


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Start your St Patrick's Day celebrations early with a night of Traditional Irish Music and Ceili.  Featuring the talented Belfast born musician, Marcas O Murchu, this promises to be a night to celebrate the Irish Culture.

Marcas O Murchu is an Irish Woodwind Flute Player who was honoured as Music Laureate Ard Ollamh, Chief Bard of Irish Music, at the Fleadh Cheoil in 2013.  This was to recognise his teaching, promotion of the Irish Language through his TV programmes on BBC and RnaG, and his research into Irish music.He has represented Ireland at the Edinburgh festival as guest of Iomairt Cholmcille organization to promote links with Gaelic Scotland. 

He has been invited to USA and Canada by Comhaltas and Irish Department of Foreign Affairs in 1983 and 1990 and represented Ireland at the An Chruinnaght festival in the Isle of Man and the Pan Celtic festival in Scotland. His fluency in Irish and Spanish and an ability to communicate makes him a popular choice for concerts and events. He lectured in Spanish in BIFHE Belfast Institute and in Music in University of Ulster and Limerick University. He also lectured in Irish language and literature in Magee College, Derry.

Ó Murchú has also been on several of BBC's traditional programmes where he talks about his musical journey through life. He talks about meeting some of his relatives from Roscommon especially the blind composer, Josie McDermott and how he inspired him in his flute playing.

Ó Murchú has performedand presented on numerous occasions on TG4 and RTE Radio.

Since 1993 he has lived in Derry.  He was solo flute player for the specially arranged third movement of Shaun Davey's Relief of Derry, originally composed for Planxty piper Liam Ó Flynn. He teaches Spanish and Irish at St Columb's College in Derry, and has taught at the main traditional music workshops throughout Ireland and Europe. He is a senior flute teacher at the Willie Clancy Summer School and has taught several All-Ireland champions from beginners.


St Patricks Day Ceili Concert (2016)
On Fri 11/03/16
08:00 PM