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|Sat 12 Aug|
Garter Lane Friends: €13.00
Edges of Light with Colin Dunne
The prodigiously talented dancer Colin Dunne joins forces with fiddler Tola Custy, harpist Maeve Gilchrist and uilleann piper David Power.
Edges of Light draws from a unique and little known Irish idiosyncrasy: the rising of the sun at Dunsink Observatory occurs 25 minutes and 21 seconds later than at Greenwich, meaning that 8pm Dublin Mean Time occurs at 8.25 pm GMT! Step in time anyone?
Combining the play of dance with an adventurous musical spirit, the quartet conjure up a beautiful soundscape, weaving simple and complex textures of melody and rhythm inspired by the natural sounds and shimmering patterns of light that announce Ireland's day. Mixing contemporary and traditional music with dance, this theatrical show is an exciting celebration of melody and rhythm.
Best known for his performances and choreography in Riverdance and Dancing on Dangerous Ground, Colin Dunne has toured with musical groups The Chieftains and De Dannan and performed at such venues as Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall. Three award-winning musicians from Ireland and Scotland complete the ensemble: Clare fiddler Tola Custy, one of the founding members of ground-breaking band Guidewires, acclaimed harpist Maeve Gilchrist and uilleann piper David Power, a former member of Liam Clancy's Fairweather Band and regular collaborator with Martin Hayes' Masters of Tradition Project.
Colin Dunne, dance
Tola Custy, fiddle
Maeve Gilchrist, harp
David Power, uilleann pipes, whistles
This ensemble was originally invited by Music Network to perform together for a specially curated tour of Ireland in September 2016.
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