Ó Sé and Ó Ri­ada per­form in Ovens

Irish Examiner - County - - News - Sean O’Rior­dan

A spe­cial con­cert fea­tur­ing some of the big­gest names in tra­di­tional mu­sic is be­ing or­gan­ised to help de­fray the run­ning costs at a com­mu­nity-run mu­seum and her­itage cen­tre in mid-Cork.

Kil­murry His­tor­i­cal and Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion (KHAA), which runs the In­de­pen­dence Mu­seum Kil­murry, has or­gan­ised a fundrais­ing con­cert fea­tur­ing two of Cork’s most famed per­form­ers, singer Seán Ó Sé and com­poser Peadar Ó Ri­ada.

It will take place on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 17 at 8pm in Éire Óg GAA Club, Ovens.

Life­long friends and reg­u­lar mu­si­cal col­lab­o­ra­tors Seán and Peadar will be joined on the night by Castletown Kin­neigh Choir and Newces­town Comhal­tas.

It is a rare oc­ca­sion for Cork Mu­sic fans to see so much tal­ent per­form on one stage, the or­gan­is­ers say.

The con­cern fol­lows KHAA’s high-qual­ity of­fer­ing last year with a sell­out con­cert in Ovens which had fea­tured Sea­mus Be­g­ley, Jim Murray, and Liam Ó Maon­laí.

Seán Ó Sé, the man known as “The Po­car”, is a na­tive of Bantry while Peadar Ó Ri­ada is a na­tive of Cúil Aodha, near Mac­room.

Both were born into Ir­ish-speak­ing fam­i­lies and im­mersed in tra­di­tional mu­sic, song and sto­ry­telling.

Mr Ó Sé has been re­garded rightly as a great singer and one of the most en­dur­ing tal­ents of the tra­di­tional mu­sic scene in Cork, with a ca­reer span­ning the decades.

He worked with Peadar’s father, the late Seán Ó Ri­ada, early in his ca­reer and also with other lu­mi­nar­ies of the tra­di­tional mu­sic scene, such as Donal Lunny and Der­mot O’Brien.

He has toured in Amer­ica, Bri­tain, Rus­sia, and Cuba.

As well as be­ing an out­stand­ing singer, Seán is also recog­nised as a fan­tas­tic sto­ry­teller.

One of Seán’s songs is favourite (The Kil­murry an­them).

Peadar Ó Ri­ada is prob­a­bly best known for his work with the choir Cór Cúil Aodha but he is also a com­poser of tra­di­tional mu­sic for film and dance as well as a world-class com­poser of choral mu­sic.

Just a few of his re­cent achieve­ments in­clude Gradam Ceoil TG4 Com­poser and Gradam an Oireach­tais.

Peadar’s main in­ter­est is tra­di­tional, an­cient, and spir­i­tual mu­sic and is fol­low­ing in his father’s foot­steps as a mu­si­cal leader in tra­di­tional mu­sic on the Cork stage.

The pro­ceeds will help with the run­ning of the vol­un­tary mu­seum and com­mu­nity cen­tre in Kil­murry.

Opened in Au­gust 2016 by Pres­i­dent Michael D Hig­gins, KHAA wel­comed 2,500 vis­i­tors to their venue last year.

The ex­hi­bi­tion in the pur­pose-built mu­seum fea­tures arte­facts that re­late pri­mar­ily to the strug­gle for Ir­ish in­de­pen­dence in the lo­cal area.

Singer Seán Ó Sé is renowned as one of Ire­land’s great­est tra­di­tional mu­sic singers.

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