Oíche Cheoil in Fota House will be a treat for music lovers
A special evening of music, song and chat will take place this month in the magnificent setting of Fota House.
The event, on Wednesday, August 23, will feature special guests, harpist Laoise Kelly and Mossie Ó Scannláin, a singer from the West Kerry Gaeltacht.
It’s the 10th annual Oíche Cheoil which will run for one night only, from 7.15pm-10pm.
Ms Kelly, originally from Westport, Co Mayo, but who now lives on Achill Island, is regarded as the most significant harpist of her generation.
She has pioneered a new style of driving instrumental harping showcased in her three critically-acclaimed solo albums.
Throughout her career, she has been recorded on over 60 albums with many of Ireland’s foremost performers including a recording with Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney.
She has also worked with The Chieftains, Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Dónal Lunny, Tommy Makem, Matt Molloy, Tommy Peoples, Mary Black, Maighread & Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill. She has also performed on albums by artists including Kate Bush and country/bluegrass icon Tim O’Brien.
Meanwhile, Mossie Ó Scannláin who hails from the Dingle peninsula in the Kerry Gaeltacht is blessed with a most musical and pleasing voice. He will sing songs in his native language from that area. To date, he has recorded two successful albums of his songs.
Tickets for the event, which cost €15 each, are now available and can be reserved by contacting 0214613222. Finger food at the intermission is included in price.