Supported by Culture Ireland and the Embassy of Ireland in Great Britain, acclaimed traditional Irish band DÚLRA featuring singer Caitríona O’Leary will perform a special concert on Friday 14th June at 7:30 PM at St. John’s Smith Square, London. The concert is being held in celebration of Ireland’s six-month Presidency of the Council of the European Union which ends on 30th June 2013.
The concert entitled Love of Loves (Ansacht na nAnsacht) is a programme of rare traditional Irish vocal and instrumental works on the theme of Love and Loss including Suantraí (lullabies), Goltraí (Laments) and Geantraí (songs of Joy and rapture) from the 16th through the 20th centuries. DÚLRA features some of Ireland’s leading traditional musicians including, renowned vocalist Caitríona O’Leary, fiddler, Adrian Hart, flute and whistle player Éamon Galldubh, cellist, Lioba Petrie, bodhrán player, Frank Torpey and Andrea Piccioni from Italy, a frequent collaborator of Ms. O’Leary’s who is considered the world’s greatest frame drummer.
“Do not hesitate for a second! Caitríona O’Leary has one of those incredibly crystalline voices that roots you to the spot” La Vie