China Meets Ireland
China Meets Ireland: Traditional and new music from China and Ireland.
China Meets Ireland is an inter-cultural programme presenting two eras of Chinese and Irish music featuring traditional Chinese music from a thousand year tradition and new music from China written in the past 10 years.
Ireland’s heritage of traditional music is presented with airs and dance tunes on fiddle and concert flute, Irish harp and guitar. New Irish music is represented by John Buckley’s I Am Wind On Sea for solo voice, and a selection from A GIRL by Seoirse Bodley with poetry by Brendan Kennelly.
A new work by the renowned Chinese composer Zhao Xi using similar ancient Chinese and old Irish poetry, voice, piano and Gu Zheng will be premiered.
Zhao Xi, Composer and Piano
Li Da Xin and Aylish Kerrigan, Singers
Gu Ling-Ying and Dearbhla Collins, Piano
Zhou Ke Qi, Bamboo Flute and Qun
Liu Le, Gu Zheng; Fintan Vallely, Flute
Wan Ji, Er Hu; Gerry O’Connor, Fiddle
Anne-Marie O’Farrell, Irish Harp
John Feeley, Guitar