After finishing as runner-up on a record seven occasions, persistence paid off for Cork singer Máire Ní Chéileachair as she lifted the Corn Uí Riada, the premier prize of sean-nós singing, at Oireachtas na Samhna in Killarney on Saturday.
Mon, 05 Nov, 2018
Aidan Vaughan dancing a reel in the flickering light of a crackling fire; the nimble fingers of US piano virtuoso David Syme cascading over the notes of Moonlight Sonata under the night sky; the gossamer voices of Cork sean nós-singer Máire Ní Chéileachair and Anna Mhoireach from the Isle of Lewis floating through the ether.
Sat, 04 Aug, 2018
Two days after winning the men’s singing contest at Oireachtas na Samhna in Killarney, Conchubhar Ó Luasa of Cúil Aodha, Co Cork, became the youngest-ever winner of the Irish language festival’s top prize, the Corn Uí Riada.
Mon, 06 Nov, 2017
As Mise Éire features in the opening concert of the Cork International Choral Festival, talks to Seán Ó Riada’s son Peadar about its creation
Mon, 25 Apr, 2016
Liam Ó Maonlaí will be appearing at Masters of Tradition which takes place in Bantry from Wednesday, August 19. He will be appearing alongside Steve Cooney and Chris Droney, with Francis Droney, Ann Droney Kirrane, and Ainé McGrath on Saturday, August 22, at Bantry House.
Thu, 13 Aug, 2015
Ó GHLÚIN go glúin, from generation to generation, the sean-nós singing tradition is passed carefully down in Cork’s Múscraí Gaeltacht: from the 200-year-old songs of Máire Bhuí Ní Laoire, to Bess Cronin, Peaití Thaidhg Pheig Ó Tuama, Máire Ní Cheocháin and Diarmuid Ó Súilleabháin to today’s young singers. And to Nell Ní Chróinín, winner this month of sean-nós singing’s most coveted prize, the Corn Uí Riada.
Wed, 12 Nov, 2014
THE Cork Midsummer Festival opens at the Cork Opera House on June 21 with the critically acclaimed show, ‘Rian,’ created by musician Liam Ó Maonlaí of ‘The Hothouse Flowers’ fame and innovative choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan of ‘Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre Company.’
Tue, 05 Jun, 2012