Carrying the Tunes - The Dock Live

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Carrying the Tunes - The Dock Live at Cryan’s Teach Cheoil

‘Over the course of the first weekend in June we invite you to join us as we celebrate people, place and music with some of Leitrim’s finest musicians playing and discussing the lineage of the tunes passed down over generations. From the archive recordings of McKenna and Coleman to the music that has travelled across borders and generations we welcome you to join us. A programme of the weekend’s concerts and discussions will be available soon and we will email you directly with details.

‘Featuring Daithi Gormley (accordion), Dylan Carlos (fiddle), John McCartin (guitar), Fionnuala Maxwell (vocal), Eleanor Smith (vocal/concertina) Mick Mulvey (flute), Lorraine Sweeney (flute), Liam Kelly (flute) Oliver Loughlin (accordion), Clare Bohan (fiddle), Breda Shannon (flute/concertina), Aisling Ní Choisdhealbha (fiddle) and special guest Micheal O Brien (accordion).’

Tickets are €20 per household for unlimited access over the June public holiday weekend.

Booking and more details at https://www.thedock.ie/whats-on/the-dock-presents?mc_cid=f7ffe8c8a4&mc_eid=30225526db.

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Here’s the latest update about these events from The Dock.

Carry The Tunes traces the tradition across 100 years of music making and sharing.

In association with Cryan’s Teach Ceoil we are delighted to present this series of specially recorded concerts available to view here on our website from June 4th to 8th.

Tracing the journey of traditional music across generations and borders Carry the Tunes is a series of concerts recorded in the celebrated traditional music venue of Cryan’s Teach Ceoil in Carrick on Shannon. The title of the series is a reference to the tradition of picking up, carrying and passing on the music.

It is more than just a series of concerts however. Each performance explores not only the music through its playing but through conversation and insight also peels back the layers of history that accompany each piece. Using composers and styles as points of departure Carry The Tune embarks on a remarkable journey of discovery and rediscovery of the origins of the tunes and songs, how they have travelled across time and place to remain firmly rooted in the tradition.


Immerse yourself in the tradition at a time of your choosing with a weekend view on demand pass available for just €20 per household.

Each of the the four concerts is inspired by a theme:

“The McKenna Influence” Featuring Sean Gilrane (flute), Lorraine Sweeney (flute), Liam Kelly (flute), John McCartin (guitar)

“The Technological Influence” Featuring : Dylan Carlos (fiddle), Daithi Gormley (accordion), Clare Bohan (fiddle) John McCartin (guitar)

“The Generational Influence”
Featuring : Oliver Loughlin (accordion), Breda Shannon (flute/concertina), Aisling Ní Choisdhealbha (fiddle) and special guest Michael O Brien (accordion)

“The Leitrim Influence” Featuring: Fionnuala Maxwell (vocal), Eleanor Smith (vocal/concertina), Clare Bohan (fiddle), John McCartin (guitar)

This series was in part inspired by James Fraher and Gregory Daly’s 2020 publication ‘In Nearly Every House’ which contains biographies along with black and white photographs featuring over one hundred traditional musicians from counties Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon and Mayo. As part of the Carry the Tune series you can listen to an exclusive interview with those authors recorded at The Dock by broadcaster by Vincent Woods.

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